Focus on Allergens
Food allergens are a growing public health concern that affects an estimated 15 million Americans, including six million children. For those with a food allergy a single bite of food could trigger a reaction ranging from a mild response like an itchy mouth, to anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially deadly reaction that requires immediate medical assistance. IDDBA is focusing its 2016 Safe Food Matters!campaign on best practices and training to decrease the likelihood of food allergen occurrences and cross-contact in the products they sell to their shoppers and consumers.
For over 28 years, IDDBA has been a leader in providing quality food safety information to its members, usually free of charge.
Track your associates’ training with a free customized training site. Contact Eric Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this exclusive member benefit.
‘Keep the Food Simple, To Keep the Customer Safe’
That’s an important mantra for allergen-friendly businesses and one that 30-year foodservice expert, Joel J. Schaefer, lives by. Schaefer CCC, CHT, is an author, chef, and educator specializing in culinary education and product development for food allergies and special diets. He currently works as an executive chef at Concordia University and owns Allergy Chefs, Inc. He is assisting IDDBA on the Safe Food Matters! Focus on Allergens initiative.
IDDBA best practices document developed with Chef Joel
Allergen-Free Recipes from Chef Joel
Safe Food Matters! can benefit your business RIGHT now. Take action!
Food safety certify more dairy, deli, and bakery associates by getting reimbursed (up to $2,000) annually.
Click here for details.