Food Allergy Experts to Gather in Denver, Colorado November 2016



Food Allergy Experts to Gather in Denver, Colorado November 2016

Food Allergy Experts to Gather in Denver, Colorado November 2016AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo, one of the leaders in food allergy and gluten free training, has announced the launch of the Food Allergy Symposium for Industry (FASI). FASI is honored that leading experts from amazing brands like Sodexo, PF Changs, Red Robin, GF Jules and others. FASI 2016 will take place November 3-4, 2016 in Denver, Colorado and will bring together leading food service stakeholders with today’s leading food allergy and gluten-free experts. Betsy Craig, founder and CEO of AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo stated, “For something that is life and death in our industry, there is no one teaching the safety and tools needed to protect lives.”

FASI 2016 brings expert speakers, panelists, and industry workers together to discuss training and tools to improve concerns and issues surrounding food allergies. Robin Hamm of Red Robin, who will be speaking, stated that “Red Robin is honored to be invited as part of this inaugural allergen event to share allergen best practices from within the industry.” FASI will be an exclusive event where those involved get deep knowledge and strong connections with others in their field.

FASI 2016 will feature a full agenda of breakout sessions and special events hosted by best-in-class leaders and brands in the industry. FASI 2016 will be a must-attend event for food service professionals wanting to learn about the latest food-allergy tools to achieve food safety, legal aspects of food allergies, as well as access to new product offerings for special dietary needs in industrial kitchens. The symposium will fill a current gap in the industry by providing a place for professionals to discuss changes and remedies related to food-allergy issues that are rapidly impacting the food service industry and lives of millions of consumers.

Beth Winthrop, senior registered dietitian for Sodexo Universities in the United States and Canada stated that “Every time I have the opportunity to work with Betsy Craig and her team, I learn something new. I’m looking forward to sharing the practical measures that have been successful for us in Sodexo campus dining, and also to learning from all of the program participants and speakers.” Beth will join others leading sessions specifically tailored toward those working in the food industry who are passionate about staying on top of food allergies.

Each session will feature dynamic speakers from leading brands in the industry. Some of the sessions included at FASI 2016 will be:

  • 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
  • Working with Nonprofits to Help You Profit
  • How Safe is Your Kitchen: Mastering Kitchen Audits

FASI 2016 will also 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.

Advanced registration is needed as the event will be limited to 100 registrants. The conference will be held from Thursday November 3rd at 1:00 pm and will conclude the following day, Friday, November 4th at 12:00 pm. Registration is $249 and will include access to all Symposium events.  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.

The symposium will be for industry professionals only. Paul Antico, Founder and CEO of AllergyEats stated that “It is vitally important for industry professionals to be in the same room talking about these critical food allergy issues” All attendees must be currently employed in the food service and hospitality industry, with current responsibility to create, implement, and oversee programs for food allergy education and training. By limiting this event to 100 industry-only professionals there will be a strong learning environment, as well as opportunities to build valuable relationships, and dialogue.

Join us to get the latest in food allergy solutions you can use for success in your brand or college. More information along with instructions on where to register can be found at www.FASI2016.eventbrite.com

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.