We have become professional’s in converting allergen tables from the many different format’s out there to our uploadable template. One in every four allergen tables we come across has ‘MAYBE’ or even ‘SUBSTITUTE’ or both, which from a food safety stand point this is not feasible by any means.
We have actually asked some of business owner to explain what this means. Everyone has a different interpretation and each chef has a different answer. It never end’s well as it becomes a confusing mess.
We advise them to keep it simple, ‘YES’ and leave it blank which means ‘NO’.
When uploaded to our food safety platform the allergens are transformed into an easy to read filter.
Our system is configured only for ‘YES’ for easy visual identification of an allergen in a dish.
The management of these spreadsheets are extremely easy now as it is all in one place.