This Allergy UK approved Online Food Allergens Awareness Training Course is for all food industry
workers at all levels preparing, handling, selling or serving food or food products.
It is essential everyone working with food in retail or catering has an increased awareness of what
allergens are, how they can affect the safety of the food being purchased by customers and how the
important allergen information must be clearly communicated to all customers allowing them to
make informed choice about their food choice.
There are many kinds of allergies, from food, which is probably the most widely recognised, to skin, respiratory, eyes, drugs and venom and allergy. While in most people, allergy reactions will be mild to moderate they can be fatal in a condition called anaphylaxis, the most severe allergic reaction which requires an immediate emergency response.
This online Food Allergen Awareness training course will inform you how to meet the UK laws, focusing on which foods commonly cause allergic reactions, how these foods should be labelled on food products to meet the Food Information for Consumers Regulation. The importance of providing accurate information.
Who is the Online Food Allergen Awareness Training Course For?
The online Food Allergens Awareness Training is ideal for businesses looking to ensure their staff have the knowledge to control food allergenic hazards from purchase to sale and their staff are compliant with the legislation.
Suitable for all food handlers and managers working with all 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.
- Supermarkets and convenience stores
- Bakeries, cakes, butchers and delicatessens
- Work canteen kitchens
- Food machines vending machine suppliers (no nuts on site policy)
- Hotels, bed and breakfast
- Cafes, coffee and sandwich shops
- Food market stalls and food trucks
- Fast food takeaways
- Online food retailers
The online Food Allergens Awareness Training course can also be used as part of several apprenticeship standards, supporting the knowledge, skills and behaviours apprentices need to effectively integrate into the workplace.
How Long Will the Online Food Allergens Awareness Training Last?
The online Food Allergens Awareness Training will typically take 1 to 2 hours to complete.
As this allergy awareness training is online, learners can complete one module and return at a time to suit them.
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 Online Food Allergens Awareness Training 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/activities
- interactive 3D scenarios
- content provided by market leading experts
- relevant photography and illustrations
- content and style to suit all learners.
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.