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Food Allergen Training for Food Service Employees

This one-hour interactive web-based course teaches food handlers about food allergies and the important role they have to protect the health of their customers, clients or students.

Throughout the course, food handlers hear the story of Joe, who is allergic to peanuts, milk and shrimp. Joe counts on employees at grocery stores, delis, cafes and restaurants to provide a safe meal and prevent an allergic reaction. Watch the video below for a sampling of the online course.

Food allergens are recognized as a public health concern. University of Minnesota Extension food safety educators also find a lack of knowledge and misinformation of food handlers attending classes.

The Minnesota Food Code Rule Revision Committee agreed to adopt language requiring training on food allergy awareness for food handlers. This course satisfies this training requirement.

To share this information with others, feel free to print out a course sheet.

QM Mark

This certification mark recognizes that this course met Quality Matters review standards.


Personnel of foodservice establishments.


All coursework and registration is online.

Schedule and Registration

Registration fee is $25 per person.

Check out the online course!

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For more information please contact Connie Schwartau,, 507-337-2819.

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