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Children’s Education and Care food service

National Allergy Council resources

All about Allergens

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pdfAll about Allergens 

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

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 allergen menu matrix template

A food allergen menu matrix is a chart that lists all the menu items and shows which common food allergens are present as ingredients or through cross contamination in those 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 allergy record template

Food allergy policy template

Can be used to collect food allergy information from parents/guardians.

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docxFood allergy record template

Food allergy management audit tool for CEC

Food allergy management audit tool for CEC

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 CEC

Food service form for children with special dietaries

Food service form for children with special dietaries

For staff to check and document meals provided to children with special dietary needs.

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docxFood service form for children with special dietaries template

pdfFood service form for children with special dietaries (sample)


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Food service form for children with special dietaries

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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 resources for CEC

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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Examples of risk minimisation strategies

Examples of risk minimisation strategies

Provides schools and CEC services with strategies to help minimise exposure to known allergens (food, insects, latex and medication). 

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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

Allergen Bureau resources

Food safety supervisors

Australian Institute of Food Safety

Food Acts and Food Safety Supervisors

General information about food allergy and anaphylaxis

Authorised Officer resource hub

This hub provides an overview of the legislative context for food allergens in food service and manufacturing and also information to assist authorised officers to help to improve practises around food allergen management.

Authorised officers have the opportunity to help educate the food service and food manufacturing sectors about food allergen management.