The National Restaurant Association is hosting its annual National Food Safety Month throughout September. This year's campaign spotlights the increasing importance of food allergen awareness and builds public knowledge for the restaurant and foodservice industry's commitment to all aspects of food safety education and training.

NFSM will highlight components of NRA's ServSafe Food Safety program, particularly the recently launched ServSafe Allergens online course designed to help front- and back-of-the-house employees better accommodate the growing number of guests with food allergies.

"Food safety and allergen training is a top priority for our nation's nearly one million restaurant and food service establishments," said William Weichelt, NRA's ServSafe Director. "Food allergens affect more than 15 million Americans nationwide. Food safety education especially regarding allergens, is vital to restaurant operators across the country as they continue to provide high quality dining experiences to over 130 million guests daily."

The NRA partnered with Food Allergy Research & Education to create the ServSafe Allergens Online Course. Learn more at

SCA, a global hygiene company and makers of the Tork brand, is in its third year as sponsor of National Food Safety Month.

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