This online Allergen Awareness training course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge about the foods that trigger allergic reactions. Course candidates will acquire an understanding of their legal responsibilities with regard to allergen labelling and declaring which allergens are present in the food products. Apart from that, allergen training covers the knowledge about differences between allergies, food intolerance, food allergenic contamination and the correct practices through good hygiene procedures. This course enables food businesses to comply with their legal duties under the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 and the European Provision of Food Information to Consumers Regulation 2011.
✔︎ Designed by health and safety industry experts, in line with the Food Safety Act 1990 and a variety of the UK and EU legislation
✔︎ Visually engaging, tutor-led course
✔︎ Approximate duration 1- 1.5 hours
✔︎ E-learning course – learn at your own pace, save on cost and cut on travel time
✔︎ Multiple re-assessment opportunities with no additional charge
✔︎ Approved course by CPD
✔︎ Immediate access to a nationally recognised and approved certificate upon completion
We are confident in the high quality of our tutor-led interactive courses. Therefore, you are welcome to complete the first module of this course for free. Please, registeryour interest with immediate access to all our course demos.
This allergen training course contains nine interactive modules and includes a brief assessment at the end of each module. These include:
Module 1: Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics
Basic Information About Food Intolerance and Food Allergens
The Key Differences Between Food Allergies and Food Intolerance
Module 2: Food Intolerances – Causes and Symptoms
The Three Most Common Food Intolerances
Symptoms of Food Intolerance
Module 3: Allergies – Causes and Symptoms
Food Allergy Symptoms
Module 4: Allergen Facts
Why Are Allergy Rates Increasing?
Module 5: Food Allergens and the Law
Module 6: Food Allergens – Practical Steps
Cross-contamination in Storage
Rework, Hidden Allergens and Cleaning
Module 7: Allergen Information for Consumers
‘Gluten-free’ or ‘Very Low Gluten’
Module 8: Internal Monitoring and Review
Monitoring Allergen Control Systems
Product and Ingredient Specifications
Module 9: External Monitoring and Review
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This training is suitable for all food handlers in different sectors, including catering, retail and manufacturing settings. There is a wide range of Food Safety courses available on our website to accompany this course.
Upon completion of this course learners will be able to:
Understand the differences between food allergies and different types of food intolerance
Understand the common symptoms of allergic reactions
Know the 14 named allergens that must be declared in food products when serving customers
Know the legal obligations and responsibilities of food handlers with regard to allergen declaration and labelling
Understand how to prevent allergenic contamination
The online assessment is carried out on completion of each module. The pass mark for this course is 70%. You will be given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission. If you don’t pass, don’t worry! You can re-take each test up to 6 times with no extra charge.