Minnesota Food Allergy Training Course
Minnesota Food Allergy Training
Food allergy training could be the difference between life or death for a patron of your food service business. Food allergy training is designed to guide food service employees (management, cooks, and servers - FOH/BOH staff) in the best practices for safely serving food allergic guests.
Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under age 18 - that’s 1 in 13 children. Moreover, about 30% of children with food allergies are allergic to more than one food. Source: Food Allergy Research & Education
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) identifies 8 foods or food groups as the major food allergens. They are milk, eggs, fish (e.g., bass, flounder, cod), crustacean shellfish (e.g., crab, lobster, shrimp), tree nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans), peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. They account for 90% of all allergic reactions.
Food Handler Training
Minnesota food handler safety training is for workers in the food service industry involved in the preparing, storing, and/or handling of food. The food handler safety training course outlines basic safe food sanitation and preparation principles and procedures used to maintain a food safe environment.
Certified Food Managers
Minnesota food service establishments and businesses generally need to have a certified food manager (CFM). The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides the necessary training for a food manager to prepare for the nationally-accredited ANSI Certification Exam. The ANSI Certification Exam certifies that a food manager has the knowledge required to manage a food safe environment.
Minnesota Food Allergy & Safety Training Courses
- Food Allergy Training
- Food Handler Training
- Food Manager Training & ANSI Exam
Food Allergy Training
The Food Allergy Training Course is designed to educate all restaurant and food service workers – from the server and hostess in the front of the house, to the manager and executive chef, to the line cook in the back of the house – about the severity of food allergies and the precautions that must be taken.
The training course will cover what is a food allergy, the different types of food allergens, how to identify symptoms of a food allergic reaction and what to do if a food allergic reaction occurs in a restaurant food service environment.
The course will also cover the best practices for restaurant employees to serve a food allergic customer including: the role of management, how to properly prepare an allergen safe meal for a food allergic customer, the front of the house and back of the house responsibilities.
Audience: Owners, managers, supervisors, food servers, chefs, cooks, mobile food vendors, bartenders, host/hostesses that handle food, bussers, caterers, and wait staff.
Credit Hours: 1 hr
Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:
- Define a food allergy, including the top 8 food allergens and sources of each.
- Recognize the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance.
- Identify symptoms of a food allergic reaction.
- Describe the protocol for notifying emergency response if a food allergic reaction occurs.
- Discuss best practices for serving a food allergic customer, including the role of management, front of the house and back of the house employees.
- Describe how to properly prepare an allergen safe meal for a food allergic customer.
- Analyze a case study on how to properly serve a food allergic guest.
Lesson 1: Overview of Food Allergens
Lesson 2: Allergy vs. Food Intolerance
Lesson 3: The Top 8 Allergens
Lesson 4: Importance of Allergen Control Plans in Commercial Food Service
Lesson 5: Recognizing Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction
Lesson 6: Facility Management: Handling Food Safely for Allergen Guests
Lesson 7: Communicating in a Restaurant: Management, FOH, BOH, and Service Staff
Lesson 8: Allergic Scenario: Customer Interaction
End of Course Test – Print Your Training Certificate
As soon as you complete the Food Allergy Training Course – you will then be required to take the End of Course Test.
With a minimum passing score of 70% on the test, you will be able to download and print your certificate of completion.
Individuals who do not pass the test on the first attempt will be allowed one additional attempt to review the course content and pass the test.
Food Handler Training
The Food Handler Training course will cover basic food safety issues, regulations, and techniques needed to maintain a food-safe environment. It will help the learner better understand how handling food correctly is not only the law, but it improves safety and reduces risks.
At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be aseessed on their knowledge of the content.
Audience: Chefs, cooks, mobile food vendors, bartenders, host/hostesses that handle food, bussers, caterers, wait staff,servers, supervisors and managers, food warehouse staff, and convenience store (c-store) clerks.ANSI Accredited Provider #0975
- Identify biological, physical, and chemical contamination.
- Identify foodborne illnesses, signs of food spoilage, types of food prep contamination, and proper temperature control methods.
- Safely store and prepare meat, poultry, and vegetables.
- Demonstrate effective food handling techniques that promote cleanliness and safety in food establishments.
- Discuss the importance of proper personal hygiene in the workplace.
- Implement appropriate procedures to receive and store food.
- Summarize practices for properly cleaning and sanitizing food contact materials and surface.
A certificate of completion will be issued to individuals who meet the following course requirement:
- Minimum seat time of 75 minutes
- Completion of the course and successfully passing the final exam with a minimum passing score of 75%
Individuals who do not pass the exam on the first attempt will be allowed one additional attempt to review the course content and pass the final exam
Food Safety Manager Training & ANSI Certification Exam
The Certified Food Manager (CFM) Training Program accredits and licenses owners or managers of food facilities that supervise the preparation, handling, and/or serving of food.
- The Food Safety Manager Principles Course provides necessary training to help you prepare for the nationally-accredited ANSI Certification Exam.
- The ANSI Certification Exam is taken to certify that a food manager has demonstrated that he/she has the knowledge, skills and abilities required to maintaina afood safe environment.
- The Food Manager ANSI Certification is usually valid for 5 years. However, in a few local jurisdictions this may vary, so make sure to check with your local health authority.
Our Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification is approved by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). This accredited exam is accepted in all states that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals.
The exam will be proctored at a third party test center location.
Note: Except Texas - which is scheduled and taken entirely online.
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Food Safety
- Lesson 2: Biohazards, Foodborne Disease, and Food Spoilage
- Lesson 3: Contaminants
- Lesson 4: Food and Temperature Control
- Lesson 5: Employee Health, Hygiene, and Training
- Lesson 6: Purchasing, Receiving, and Storing Food
- Lesson 7: Cleaning and Sanitizing
- Lesson 8: Pest Control
- Lesson 9: Facility Design
- Lesson 10: HACCP System Basics
- Lesson 11: FDA Guidelines for Developing a HACCP System
- Lesson 12: Developing, Implementing, and Maintaining a HACCP Plan
- Lesson 13: Seafood HACCP
- Lesson 14: Consumer Steps to Safer Seafood
The Learn2Serve Food Protection Manager Certification (CFPM) Exam is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP). The intent of this examination is to certify that each food manager has demonstrated by means of a food safety certification examination to a certifying organization that he or she has the knowledge, skills and abilities required to protect the public from food borne illness.
This accredited exam is accepted in most states and jurisdictions* that have mandatory certification requirements for Food Management Professionals. The final exam must be passed with a 70% or higher to get credit for completion of this course. (*This exam is not accepted in Connecticut and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.)
The Exam must be proctored by an employee at a 3rd party test center location. Schedule your exam online at a computer testing center near you. (Note: To login to the exam, you will need the username and password sent to you after purchase in the exam enrollment notice email.)
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Course and Exam Completion Instructions: Upon receiving a passing score of 70%, candidates may print a proof of completion certificate from the LMS. Also, an official certificate will be mailed to candidates within 15 business days of exam completion. Certificate details are provided in this end of course instructions document. (400K- PDF) – Download
American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP) Accreditation Program
Food Protection Manager Certification Program
Company: 360training.com, Inc.
Accreditation ID: 0975
Website: ANSI (Amercian National Stadards Institute)
Minnesota General Food Safety State Requirements
Minnesota food safety and sanitation are integral to operating a successful food service. The safety of our food supply is a responsibility shared by consumers, producers, sellers and handlers. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that because of foodborne illness 76 million people fall ill, 325,000 are hospitalized and 5,000 Americans die annually. Because of these alarming statistics, many states require certification of food managers which may include a food safety exam.
Why is food safety training and certification so important and why do states require it? The answer is very simple. Every consumer deserves and has the right to be served food that is safe to eat. Now you can help make food more safe and earn your state-approved Food Handler Training or Food Manager Certification entirely online anytime!
Minnesota Administrative Rules - Section 4626.2010, require each food establishment to have one full-time certified food manager (CFM), except in a few limited food operations (Subp. 4).
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Minnesota Food Safety Regulations:
- Minnesota Administrative Rules: Chapter 4626, Food Code
- Minnesota Food Code – Minnesota Rules – Chapter 4626.2000–2525 Certified Food Manager Requirements
- Minnesota Department of Health – Minnesota Certified Food Manager (CFM)
- Minnesota Regulation 570 – Manager Certification (PDF)
Food Truck and Food Vendor
- Minnesota Food Code
- Minnesota Certified Food Manager (CFM) Facts
- Minnesota Department of Health – Mobile Food Units
- Minnesota Mobile Food Handler License
- Minnesota Food Truck Association
- Minnesota Food Truck Fair
- City of Minneapolis – Mobile Food Vehicle Vendor (PDF)
- City of St. Paul – Mobile Food Vending
- City of Duluth – Mobile Food Vehicles (PDF)
- Olmsted County – Mobile Food Units
- Minneapolis- St. Paul Street Food Directory – Heavy Table
- Ramsey County – Temporary Food Service
- City of Sartell – Mobile Food Vendore (PDF)
- City of Hutchinson – Mobile Food Vendor (PDF)
- City of St. Cloud – Mobile Food Units (PDF)
- Minnesota State Fair – Become a Vendor
Minnesota Food Safety Contact Info
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Environmental Health Division
Food Manager Certification (FMC)
625 Robert St. N
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
Phone: (651) 201-4500
Major cities served: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, St. Cloud, Eagan, Woodbury, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Coon Rapids, Burnsville, Blaine, Lakeville, and many more!
Minnesota Food Safety Local Requirements