Food Allergens: Preventing Cross-Contact

Learning objectives

  • Recall information about food hypersensitivities and foods that commonly cause reactions
  • Select strategies a facility uses to prevent allergen cross-contact

Course overview

This lesson explains the risk that some foods carry for individuals with food hypersensitivities and the reactions that might occur if specific foods are ingested. It emphasizes the importance of procedures facilities and food handlers use to ensure their products avoid cross-contact and are properly labeled.

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