About & FAQ

Welcome to Allercom Allergy Consulting — the first private allergy risk-reduction training consultancy and allergy coach service in Canada!

Offering food allergy training for restaurants and other food service establishments in Canada. Available throughout Ontario and Quebec, with same-week availability in Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto. Also available in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.

Exclusive providers of The AllergyAudit™ System to help reduce the risk


What is allergy consulting?

At Allercom Allergy Consulting, Inc., our mission is to help organizations accommodate the needs of allergic clients and diners and reduce the risk of allergic reactions to foods, as well as allergies to latex, insect stings, medications, and environmental allergies.

Training and information to help meet the needs of restaurant and other foodservice patrons with asthma, celiac disease/gluten sensitivity, and food intolerances are also part of our mandate.

Allercom Allergy Consulting, Inc. is the exclusive provider of The AllergyAudit™ System, a simple, easy to remember four-section training program based on the development of allergy policies, staff training, role playing, and communication.

Book Allercom Allergy Consulting, Inc. to train your restaurant, cafeteria, catering establishment, event management company, school, daycare, or camp today!

E-mail info@allercom.com for our booklet of services or to book a session today!



Who owns and runs the company?

Allercom Allergy Consulting, Inc., is owned by A.D. Lobel, Ph.D., a university researcher, educator, and consultant. Lobel holds the Advanced.FST certification from TrainCan, Canada’s foremost provider of food safety training.

She is also ServSafe trained in Allergens Training and Assessment by the National Restaurant Association. Lobel has suffered from multiple life-threatening food allergies (including anaphylaxis to peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame) as well as environmental allergies including dog dander, dust, and tree pollens, since the age of two. She prides herself on not only surviving, but thriving despite these allergies for over forty years — half of these being years during which epinephrine autoinjectors weren’t yet available!

Lobel gave her first public talk on food allergies and anaphylaxis in 1990, and soon found herself being the go-to volunteer resource for friends and family who had questions about coping with food and environmental allergies.

She founded the Montreal Anaphylaxis Support Group in 2003 after moving to Montreal from Toronto, as no such group was active at the time. She then soon affiliated the MASG with Anaphylaxis Canada. Lobel led the Montreal Anaphylaxis Support Group for 10 years, receiving two certificates of appreciation from Anaphylaxis Canada for her leadership. In 2012, she moved to Ontario, leaving the group in the very capable and skilled hands of its new leader, Carla.

Lobel founded Allergy Coaching International in 2009, and incorporated as Allercom Allergy Consulting, Inc. in 2011.

Dr. Lobel has been interviewed for her allergy advocacy work in print, on radio, as well as on television. She was actively involved as part of a group advocacy initiative to attempt to negotiate with the Quebec government to introduce a province-wide law to protect allergic elementary and high school students. (More information on this initiative here.)

How can I learn more about your services?*

Restaurant owners, hoteliers, or school, daycare, camp, or health care administrators in Canada, please see our list of Allergy Risk-Reduction Services for Organizations.

Or contact info@allercom.com

Have an allergy-safe day.


  1. Bobby April 25, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I have fairly servee animal allergies and I am able to build up some tolerance to my own animal’s dander while other people’s animals cause a reaction. The difference also is that your cats dont stay in the house full time. Your friend’s home is covered in dander from top to bottom and that is what makes you have an allergic reation there. Some people are more allergic to animal dander than to the fur itself, which is my problem. Dander is made up of dead skin cells that have been shed and old saliva that the animal used to clean itself with. That dander is built up in your friend’s house and covers the couches, chairs, rugs, etc. Any movement stirs this dander up into the air and into your nose and lungs and causes the reaction. My animal allergy is very servee with dogs but not so much with cats. If I go to someone’s house that owns a dog, even if the dog is put away I will starts sneezing and wheezing; especially if there are children around running and making the latent dander fly around. I find that although poodles are supposed to be nonallergenic, that they effect me the worse because they have that beard by their mouth that stays wet with drool and I am allergic to that not the fur, which they say is really hair on a poodle.I had 2 cats in my home and just stayed on Zyrtec or Allegra and that was enough to keep my allergies to the cats in check but when I went to my mother’s house with 4 cats I would get all sniffled up despite the allergy pills, probably due to the different properties in each cat’s dander that I wasnt used to. Nope it isnt that I didnt want to spend time with my parents or was using the allergy as an excuse to cut out early the reaction was quite real. It was also misunderstood because it was hard for others to imagine how I could have cats in my own house but my nose would turn into a virtual faucett at my parent’s house. It just depends on if you are allergic to the fur versus the dander I guess.

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