Food allergies are an increasing health concern for consumers and restaurants alike. Learn the most common foods that cause allergic reactions and how to serve customers with food allergies.
Some diners who suffer egg allergies face serious threats from a single egg protein. Learn to indentify what foods to avoid.
Any food allergy can be life-threatening. If a customer indicates a milk or dairy allergy, be sure that the server, shift manager and cooks understand that customer’s meal needs to be prepared separately and free of dairy products.
Some people have severe reactions to foods containing soy. In this case, it is very important to refrain from serving customers any soy products in order to avoid triggering a negative allergic response.
Wheat allergies are separate and different fro wheat or gluten intolerances. Wheat is found in a broad spectrum of products, and allergies need to be treated seriously as they can be life-threatening.
Many people are allergic to shellfish and certain types of fish. Be sure to avoid cross-contact with cooking utensils or equipment when serving these customers, as the proteins in these foods can be deadly to allergic customers.
Peanuts and tree nuts are a common ingredient, but for many people even a trace amount can cause an allergic reaction. Be aware and consider communicating these ingredients on your menu.