Programs & Services

Food Service Program

Training for Restaurants, Foodservice, and Manufacturers

Food Allergy Canada offers professional education, training, and consultancy services for food manufacturers and foodservice companies. For school and community programs, visit our Training Services page.

The programs are delivered by Marilyn Allen, a consultant to Food Allergy Canada who brings more than 15 years of experience in the food industry. Marilyn holds an Advanced Food Safety Trainers Certification and has completed the Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP) Pre-requisite from Guelph Food Technology Centre. She also has ServSafe® Certification.


Food Allergy Canada, in collaboration with TrainCan Inc., has developed the Allergen Training Basics for the Foodservice and Food Retail Industry to educate foodservice managers and front line staff on how to prepare and serve food that is safe for customers with food allergies.

The program covers the basics of food allergy and anaphylaxis and teaches managers the necessary principles to develop allergen risk management procedures that are specific to their own company’s environment. These include:

  • ATB-front-cover-(1)-1identifying and managing risk
  • avoiding cross-contamination in the kitchen
  • handling food
  • creating allergy-aware cooking processes
  • developing safe serving practices

Download the Food Allergen Management Training Program flyer.

Get started today. Order your Allergen Training Basics course.

Food Manufacturers

With food allergies on the rise, manufacturers are faced with the ongoing challenge of preparing food that is safe for allergic consumers. This involves making pre-packaged foods that do not contain common allergens and labelling properly to alert consumers that a product contains or “may contain” an allergenic food.

Our services for food companies range from general awareness sessions for employees in production and packaging, to consultation sessions for management.

For more information on training for foodservice companies and food manufacturers, contact our consultant Marilyn Allen at (416) 431-3115 or the Food Allergy Canada office.