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National Allergy Council resources

All about Allergens booklet

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pdfAll about Allergens 

A free booklet has been designed to support the All about Allergens online training. 

Food Allergy Aware Checklist

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pdfFood Allergy Aware Checklist

A free checklist to help make sure your business is food allergy aware. 

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Inform your staff about All about Allergens online training.

Food allergen menu matrix template

A food allergen menu matrix is a table outlining the common food allergen ingredients in all your menu items.

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docxFood allergen menu matrix template

pdfFood allergen menu matrix (sample)

Standardised recipe template

Standardised recipes are recipes that everyone follows exactly, no matter who is cooking.

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docxStandardised recipe template

pdfStandardised recipe (sample)

docxStandardised bulk recipe template

pdfStandardised bulk recipe (sample)

Food allergen ingredient substitution tool

This tool provides a list of alternative ingredients that can be substituted for allergen containing ingredients.

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docxFood allergen ingredient substitution tool

Food allergy policy template

Food allergy policy template

Food allergy management audit tool for Residential Care

Food allergy management audit tool Residential Care

To undertake a comprehensive audit to assess food safety protocols and procedures regarding food allergy management.  

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docxFood allergy management audit tool for Residential Care


Resident food allergy matrix

Resident food allergy matrix

A useful tool to help communicate residents’ food allergies and can also be used as a final check when serving meals.

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docxResident food allergy matrix template

pdfNAS Resident food allergy matrix (sample)247.37 KB

Resources for dietitians

Food allergy and intolerance menu assessment tool

The food allergy and intolerance menu assessment tool for dietitians has been developed in partnership with Dietitians Australia (DA). This resource is freely available to DA and ASCIA member dietitians from the member’s section of both the DA and ASCIA websites. 

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Food allergy and intolerance menu assessment tool

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Food allergy and intolerance menu assessment tool

Best Practice Food and Nutrition Manual for Aged Care Homes

Best Practice Food and Nutrition Manual for Aged Care Homes

Provides practical strategies to improve the nutrition and meal experience for people living in aged care.

Best Practice Food and Nutrition Manual for Aged Care Homes

Posters for food service

Food allergy management in food service

Food safety in
food service

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects poster

Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia food service resources

Food allergen cards

These cards help you to identify other names for common food allergens as well as foods which are most likely to contain the food allergen.

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Food standards

Food Standards Code

Food Standards Code

Information about the Food Standards Code and your responsibilities as a food service provider is available from the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website.

Go to FSANZ Food Standards Code page

Food enforcement contacts

In Australia, compliance with the Code for all foods is monitored by authorities in the states and territories. Contact details for enforcement agencies are available.

Go to FSANZ Food enforcement contacts page

FSANZ Food Recall Alerts

A food recall is action taken to remove unsafe food from distribution, sale and consumption. Be alerted by subscribing to FSANZ food recalls

Go to FSANZ subscription service

Food Allergen Portal

Provides different sectors in the community with links to best practice food allergen resources and key messages.

Go to Food Allergen Portal page