Food Allergen Awareness

Food Allergen Awareness

All food and drink handlers have a legal responsibility to ensure that the produce they manufacture, sell or serve is safe for the consumer to eat, and this is particularly true when providing food products to people with food allergies or intolerance.

This online Food Allergen Awareness course will teach learners more about the foods that commonly trigger allergic reactions and develop your understanding of the legal responsibilities of a food handler in regards to allergen labelling and declaring which allergens are present in your food products.

The course ensures that learners comply with their duties under the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 and the European Provision of Food Information to Consumers Regulation 2011, which require all food handlers to have knowledge of allergens and be able to provide allergen information for all food sold.

Who Should Take This Course?
This course is suitable for food and drink handlers in all types of establishments, including catering, retail and manufacturing businesses. The course is appropriate for workers of all levels including managers and supervisors, full-time staff and part-time staff.

Course Content
1) Introduction to Allergens
2) Allergens and the Law
3) Controlling Allergenic Contamination: Ingredients
4) Controlling Allergenic Contamination: Hygiene
5) Aims of the Course: 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%.

By the end of this course learners will be able to:
• Identify the 14 allergenic ingredients that must be declared in food products
• Be aware of the common symptoms of allergic reactions
• Have knowledge of the legal responsibilities of food handlers in regards to allergen labelling and declaration
• Understand the differences between food allergies, food intolerance, anaphylaxis and coeliac disease
• Explain the appropriate actions to take to minimise the risk of allergen contamination
• Consider the different kinds of allergens that may be found in certain types of cuisine

Course Info
Accredited by CPD as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Accredited by IIRSM, the International Institute for Risk and Safety Management, as providing quality and content-approved training.
Fully online and assessment with no time limits
On successful completion quality assured certificate available

Completion rules
  • All units must be completed