What is the course about?
Introduction to Allergens is an online courses about food allergies and intolerances. These are at the top of many food business’ watch lists, and yet it seems the latest high-profile allergen cases are never far from news headlines. It is important that anyone working in the food industry is aware of allergens and the steps that should be taken to effectively manage and control the risk of allergens.
This course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications.
Who is it for?
The Introduction to Allergens online course is suitable for food handlers and managers working with food types. From production and manufacturing through to the sale and serving of food, the course will provide an awareness of best practice when it comes to allergens and their control. It also meets the entry requirements for catering businesses looking to join the Allergy Aware Scheme run by Allergy UK.
The course will typically take 2 to 3 hours to complete, however as this allergy training is hosted online, learners can complete each module at a time and pace to suit them.
Learn at your own pace anytime using our online platform.
What will I study?
- Introduction to food allergens
- Allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease
- Symptoms of allergic reactions and how to respond
- Allergens legislation
- Food labelling requirements
- The 14 regulated allergens
- ‘Free from’ claims
- Managing allergens from purchase to service
- Providing allergen information to customers
How will the course be delivered?
Our courses simplify even the most complex of subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. Our Introduction to Allergens course is packed with:
- interactive exercises/gaming
- media-rich content
- interactive 3D scenarios
- content provided by market leading experts
- relevant photography and illustrations
- multi-generational content and style
How will I be assessed?
The course is assessed by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Learners must score 100% in order to pass. If the learner does not achieve 100% first time, they will be taken back to review the module with which they have struggled. They can then retry the multiple-choice questions as many times as necessary to pass the course.
There are no prerequisites to study this course.
What can I do next?
You could try another of our Food Safety courses, such as Safe Use and Control of Anaphylaxis and Autoinjectors.