The following resources and websites are designed to help improve the management of food allergens food service.
Food Allergen Management in Foodservice
A BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINE
Download here: Food Allergen Best Practice Guideline268.58 KB
All about Allergens online training and booklet
The All about Allergens online training provides access to food service training that is fast, easy and free. The free comprehensive training program provides need to know information relevant for those in the food service industry and is presented using videos and interactive activities.
See website at https://foodallergytraining.org.au
This free booklet has been designed to support the All about Allergens online training. All About Allergens958.94 KB
Allergy Aware Checklist
A free checklist to help make sure your business is allergy aware. Allergy aware checklist146.00 KB
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia Food Service Kit
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia has a Food Service Kit containing a comprehensive booklet explaining food allergy management in food service, posters, Food Allergen Cards for the most common allergens, brochures and other materials to help you manage food allergy in your business.
To purchase the Food Service Kit go to: https://allergyfacts.org.au/shop/food-preparation-tools
Download and print a sample "Eat Easy" allergen matrix and a food allergen matrix template that your business can use.
Food allergen cards
The food allergen cards will help you to identify common names for each of the most common food allergens as well as the foods which are most likely to contain the food allergen.
Food Standards Code
Information about the Food Standards Code and your responsibilities as a food service provide is available from the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) website.
Food enforcement contacts in each region
In Australia, compliance with the Code for all foods is monitored by authorities in the states and territories. In New Zealand, it is monitored by the Ministry for Primary Industries and public health units.
The contact details for enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand are available from the following link: www.foodstandards.gov.au/about/foodenforcementcontacts/Pages/default.aspx
General information about food allergy and anaphylaxis
ASCIA Action Plans, videos on how to give the EpiPen and other food allergy and anaphylaxis resources.
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia: www.allergyfacts.org.au/
Information about the VITAL (Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling) Program
Allergen Bureau: www.allergenbureau.net/
Information hub for food service providers
Allergen Collaboration: www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumer/foodallergies/collaboration/Pages/default.aspx
Food industry guide to allergen labelling
Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC): www.afgc.org.au/
Content updated May 2018