World Food Challenge

Addressing Allergies in Food Service

November 10, 2017

Orange Beach, Alabama



Half day program including experts:

  • Ruchi Gupta, MD
  • Michael Pistiner, MD
  • Celebrity chef Elizabeth Falkner
  • Moderated by Tonya Winders, President & CEO Allergy & Asthma Network

Why does it seem everyone has a life-threatening allergy?
Life-threatening Allergies Prevalence and Burden – Ruchi Gupta, MD

Food allergy awareness and preparedness in food service
Review of free online training program – Michael Pistiner, MD

Handling the softer side of life-threatening allergy
Psychosocial Impact of life-threatening allergies and impact on dining out – Ruchi Gupta, MD and Michael Pistiner, MD

Celebrity chef presentation
Substitutions for the Top 8 & Avoiding Cross Contamination in the Kitchen – Celebrity Chef Elizabeth Falkner