Food Allergy Experts to Gather for Food Allergy Symposium for Industry



Food Allergy Experts to Gather for Food Allergy Symposium for Industry

Sponsored by AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo, event to take place this November in Denver

Food Allergy Experts to Gather for Food Allergy Symposium for IndustryAllerTrain by MenuTrinfo, a leader in food allergy and gluten free training, has announced the launch of its Food Allergy Symposium for Industry (FASI). FASI will bring together leading experts from foodservice brands such as Sodexo, PF Changs, University of Arizona, Red Robin, GF Jules, and others. The event will take place November 3-4, 2016, in Denver, and will feature today’s leading food allergy and gluten-free experts.

Advanced registration is needed, as the event will be limited to 100 registrants.Registration is $249 and will include access to all Symposium events and meals.  (Click here to register.)

“This event was created to help teach foodservice operators the correct tools, policy and protocols needed to protect lives,” said Betsy Craig, founder and CEO of AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo. “We are thrilled to put together this event and to have so many exceptional speakers take part in and sponsors support what we are looking to achieve.”

FASI 2016 will address the training and tools required to improve concerns and issues surrounding food allergies. Additional topics include the legal aspects of food allergies and new product offerings for special dietary needs in industrial kitchens.

The event will feature speakers such as Robin Hamm, head of product innovation and commercialization for Red Robin, Bill Moore, director of safety and security for Eat’ n Park, and Gary Jones, culinary dietician specialist with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.

“Food and allergen safety is such an important topic in today’s food service environment,” said Bill Moore.  “We are honored to take part in this event and to help educate our industry peers on allergen safety. This symposium fills a current gap in the industry and provides a forum for professionals to discuss changes and remedies related to food-allergy issues.”

Overall, FASI 2016 sessions include:

  • How to Achieve Customer Loyalty through Top-Shelf Policy and Procedure
  • Five Star Service: How Leading Brands are Raising the Bar on Food Safety
  • Uplevel Your Supply Chain: Products You Can Stake Your Reputation On
  • Legal Side of Food Allergies and GF today in the country
  • How Safe is Your Kitchen: Mastering Kitchen Audits

FASI 2016 also will include discussion driven cocktail receptions, breakfast meetings, and other opportunities to network with other industry professionals who are also working to handle food-allergies with quality and care.

Inquiries and questions related to the Symposium can be sent to FASI2016@menutrinfo.com or found at www.allertrain.com/fasi including registration, hotel information, and directions from Denver International Airport to the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, where the Symposium will be held. All attendees must currently be employed in the food service and hospitality industry, with current responsibility to create, implement, and oversee programs for food allergy education and training.

AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo offers a Suite of Courses designed to educate a wide variety of food handlers and non-food handlers about food allergies. AllerTrain and AllerTrain Lite are both food allergy specific courses and are the only courses accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Courses can be accessed through a variety of methods including instructor-led webinars, live classes taught by a Master Trainer, or through e-learning. Additionally, training materials such as the AllerSTAR monthly poster program, which covers food safety topics meant to be utilized for restaurant pre-shift or all-staff meetings, AllerCards and other training tools can be accessed on AllerTrain.com.