UB honored for ‘Best Food Allergy Training for Universities’ – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff – University at Buffalo Reporter

By | May 14, 2019

Campus Dining and Shops (CDS) has been recognized as having the “Best Food Allergy Training for Universities” in 2019 by AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo, a national leader in food allergy and gluten-free training and awareness for the food service industry.

“We are honored to be recognized for our training program and commitment to providing a safe dining experience for food allergy and gluten-free guests,” says CDS Executive Director Jeff Brady.

Lori Bendersky, CDS’ registered dietitian, became an AllerTrain Master Trainer in March 2018. She then trained the entire UB culinary and management team through the AllerTrainU course, a food-allergy and gluten-free certification program that covers essential information on how to safely prepare food for guests with food allergies, intolerances, sensitivities and celiac disease in a university food service setting.

“Providing a strong allergen program starts with training. We provide on-going allergen and gluten-free training to our culinary team, food service staff, student managers and resident assistants,” Bendersky says. “Our training covers essential information on how to properly prepare allergen-free meals, including best practices to prevent cross-contact, as well as emergency procedures. We are thrilled for this award and proud to provide training that will ensure a safe dining experience for current and future UB students.”

This is the third year that AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo has recognized outstanding restaurant and university leaders in food allergy training, programs, menus and safety. The full list of winners and categories can be found online.

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