If you work in the foodservice industry, you’ll often come into contact with guests who have food allergies. While there are a number of foods that may cause someone to have an allergic reaction, the “Big Eight” are the most common culprits. They are:
Make sure you always know the ingredients in every dish you prepare or serve. This will ensure you are able to accurately answer any food allergy questions a guest may have and offer alternate suggestions when appropriate. Food allergy reactions can be a life and death situation, so make sure you know the “Big Eight” and feel confident in your food allergy training.