The Big Eight Allergens

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The Big Eight Allergens

…according to ServSafe

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Category: Module 05

Food packaged on-site for retail sale must be labeled. If the food contains a Big Eight Allergen, it must be clearly identified on the label. What is the only exception to this rule?

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Category: Module 02

What should be identified on the label of food packaged on-site for retail sale?

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Category: Module 02

What should service staff be able to tell guests about the menu items?

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Category: Module 02

What requires manufactured products containing one or more of the big eight allergens to clearly identify them on the ingredient label?

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Category: Module 02

What is responsible for 90% of all allergic reactions in the United States?

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Category: Module 02

How many different allergens are responsible for 90% of all allergic reactions in the United States?

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Category: Module 02

There are more than 160 food allergens, but just eight of them are responsible for 90 percent of all allergic reactions in the United States.
• Soy
• Fish
• Eggs
• Wheat
• Peanuts
• Tree nuts
• Shellfish
• Cow’s milk
What are these eight allergens called?

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Category: Module 02

What do you need to make sure your staff knows about food allergens?

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Category: Module 02

How many food allergens are there?

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Category: Module 02

Federal law requires identifying Big Eight Allergens on the labels of products that contain them. How should the allergen be clearly identified on the label?

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Category: Module 02

How can food labels prevent allergic reactions?