MenuTrinfo®, LLC (MT) was started in 2010 by Betsy and Rocky Craig. Originally created as a nutrient analysis and menu labeling consulting company, they quickly realized the need for more reliable and transparent allergen information in both foodservice and retail operations. Opus has partnered with MenuTrinfo® to provide AllerTrain® and AllerTrain®Lite so that you can properly train your team members on how to safely prepare and handle food that is allergen-free and/or gluten-free.
MenuTrinfo® is the nation’s leading food service food allergy experts. AllerTrain® by MenuTrinfo® is ANAB-accredited and meets current and forthcoming mandates across the nation, specifically those in CA, IL, MD, RI, and NY.
Can managers take this module?
Yes and no. For managers in states outside of CA, IL, MD, RI, and NY, managers may take either AllerTrain®Lite or AllerTrain®. They will not be certified as "managers" in food allergen training, only associates — still a worthy certification, but important to distinguish. For managers in required states (CA, IL, MD, RI, and NY), they will need to take AllerTrain®, which is created specifically for managers and supervisors.
Which states is AllerTrain®Lite not compliant in?
At this time, AllerTrain®Lite is not compliant in Michigan, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts for supervisors. This means only non-supervisors and hourly workers in the exception states can take the module.
Can I get an on-site trainer to come and train my team on the AllerTrain®Lite curriculum?
While Opus does not offer on-site training services, you can still train on Opus and enlist the support of one of MenuTrinfo®’s ANAB-accredited on-site services by going to MenuTrinfo®’s website.
Are there videos in any of the courses?
Neither AllerTrain® nor AllerTrain®Lite contain videos but both modules are still multimedia-focused with images and GIFs that support the training content.
What does ANAB-accredited mean?
The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in the western hemisphere that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system. ANAB takes on the responsibility for bringing together representatives from government, industry, academia, and the public to develop voluntary, consensus standards on food safety.
How long is the module?
The AllerTrain®Lite module takes about 1 hour to complete and is divided into 6 courses. AllerTrain® module takes about 1-2 hours to complete and is divided into 8 courses.
Is there a final assessment?
Yes. The final assessment is 12 questions. If the learner does not pass the first attempt, they may try again for a second time! The minimum required passing score for AllerTrain®Lite is 75% and AllerTrain® is 80%.
What if they don't pass the final assessment?
They must take the module again and then retake the final assessment — resulting in another charge of 2 credits.
How long is the certificate valid?
Both certificates are valid for 3 years.