Allergens Practice Test 2
Which of the following describes a food allergy?
The immune system’s job is to protect the body from foreign pathogens. During an allergic reaction, the immune system believes that a harmless food protein, or allergen, is toxic to the body and attempts to destroy it.
Which of the following is not a shellfish?
Examples of shellfish include lobster, shrimp, crab, and mollusks.
What information should a server include on the ticket of a guest with a food allergy?
In circumstances where the server that takes the order is not the person delivering it to a guest, having the guest's name ensures the person gets their correct meal. Another way to identify the correct allergen special order is a color-coding system where allergen orders are put on a different colored plate.
When there is a designated person to assist a guest with a food allergy, what is that person's job?
The goal of the designated person is to make sure a guest with a food allergy gets the correct order. By checking each step in the process, it is much more likely that one designated person will get the order correct than it would be if multiple employees were involved.
Who on the staff needs to understand the policy about handling allergen special orders?
All staff members must understand the policy about handling allergen special orders.
How many food allergy related emergency room visits occur each year?
There are approximately 200,000 food allergy related emergency room visits per year.
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) estimates how many Americans suffer from food allergies?
Food Allergy Research and Education estimates that 15 million Americans have food allergies.