HUNTINGDON, Pa.—AssureTech and MenuTrinfo® have announced a new partnership to help colleges and universities become allergy-friendly environments. Each company will offer their respective services available for campus-wide deployment. College students will receive the premium EpiCenter App memberships while also accessing MenuTrinfo®'s AllerTrain™ course.
Food allergies are prevalent among the college-aged and college-bound generations. About one in every thirteen students suffers from a life-threatening food allergy, according to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education). AssureTech and MenuTrinfo are two companies that are working to make managing food allergies easier through preventative measures, emergency training and response resources.
MenuTrinfo®, based in Fort Collins, CO, helps colleges create allergen-friendly and gluten-free environments and prepare foods safely. Through their company Kitchens with Confidence™ they audit commercial kitchens and major universities across the nation to ensure their products and foods are truly “Certified Free From™” the allergens they claim to avoid. Through their food allergy training company AllerTrain™, they have trained over 100,000 people across the United States. The courses offered are ANSI accredited and meet state specific training mandates. MenuTrinfo® will make its course available through the student version of the EpiCenter App so students with food allergies can offer the course to roommates and others.
“I am personally thrilled that smart minds like Joey’s and a great company like AssureTech are joining forces to make MenuTrinfo’s offering of services even stronger. Those campuses that take advantage of this app will be able to offer their students incredible benefits that make dining safer and more comfortable for students dining with food allergies.” said Betsy Craig, CEO of MenuTrinfo®.
AssureTech, of Huntingdon, PA, is a technology startup that debuted its new software, the EpiCenter App, for food allergy sufferers this spring. The EpiCenter App includes emergency features like automatically calling 911, alerting emergency contacts, locating the nearest hospital(s) and displaying critical information that can be translated in 47 languages through a partnership with allergy translation company, Equal Eats. The App also includes news updates on FDA recalls and connects users with allergy-friendly food.
Students at participating universities will have access to all paid functionality in the EpiCenter App, like additional emergency contacts and exclusive discounts on medical alert gear and safe-to-eat food, as well as access to the AllerTrain™ Course.
Both companies are currently looking for campuses interested in becoming beta sites. Beta sites will receive a 50% discount on the registration fee and have a chance at being among the first to offer these services to their students.
Anyone interested in becoming a beta site, or that would like to refer their college, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About AssureTech, LLC:
AssureTech was founded in 2017 to develop technology-based solutions for people with food allergies. The company released its first software, the AssureTech Mobile App, in 2018 and is working with Kdan Mobile's development team to introduce the EpiCenter App. The company was founded by lifelong food allergy sufferer, Joey DiGangi, as an undergraduate at Juniata College. AssureTech has been recognized as a promising tech-based startup in the region by Ben Franklin Technology Partners with their inclusion in the Big Idea Contest and TechCelerator Program, and the AssureTech Mobile App was included in My Allergy Kitchen's Top-10 Food Allergy Apps in 2018.
MenuTrinfo® is dedicated to bettering the food-service industry by providing three major services: Certified Nutritionals and food allergy/ gluten-free identification under the MenuTrinfo brand, food safety and allergen/gluten-free training known as AllerTrain™, and full-service kitchen audits for facilities and products known as “Certified Free From™” by Kitchens with Confidence™.
So, whether you need help with menu labeling, identifying menu items containing allergens or gluten, learning how to serve customers with food allergies or intolerances, or are looking to certify your kitchen free from some of the top allergens or gluten, MenuTrinfo® is here to help! Start at www.MenuTrinfo.com to find information on all our services.
MenuTrinfo®: Protecting lives and health through nutrition and training.
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