Food Allergen Awareness Training Course
This online Food Allergen Awareness training course is designed to provide useful, clear and practical information to help food handlers increase their knowledge, identify allergens and recognise the importance of ensuring foods are labelled correctly in order to keep customers safe.
Food allergies and intolerances can cause severe adverse reactions and, as a food handler, you have a legal responsibility to ensure that the food you serve is safe to eat. This course helps you to understand your responsibilities, including those to ensure that food packaging and menus are labelled correctly in regards to the allergens they contain, as defined by the upcoming EU Food Information to Consumers Regulations 2011 which will be enforceable by law from December 2014.
Ensures Your Compliance with the Food Safety Act 1990 and the EU Food Information to Consumers Regulations 2011
Designed by a Qualified Food Safety Expert
High Quality Training Experience
CPD Accredited Course
Fully Online Course, Instant Access
High Quality Certificate posted the next working day
Who Should take this course
This course is suitable for food handlers of all levels, including those in a managerial position, a full-time, part-time or voluntary role. Anyone who handles food has a responsibility to ensure that it is safe to eat for the consumer. This includes ensuring that they are fully up-to-date with knowledge of food allergens, including how to identify and control them.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
The course is divided into four accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:
- Introduction to Allergens – definitions, coeliac disease, symptoms of an allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, named allergens, avoiding reactions and hidden allergens.
- Allergens and the Law – food safety law, food labelling laws, implementing the law, legal penalties and defence, knowing what you are selling and a cautionary tale.
- Controlling Allergenic Contamination – hazard analysis, effective management, training, cleaning, food purchase and delivery.
- Controlling Allergenic Contamination Part 2 – food storage and preparation, transportation, creating an allergen free environment, food service, communication and emergency situations.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
It takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.
£20 + VAT