About Allergen Awareness
The law states that all staff involved in the handling: packaging, or food preparation, must inform others of relevant allergens and ingredients. This course will teach you how to sell and display food correctly, in addition to food allergies and allergic reactions. By the end of this training course, you will: tell the difference between an allergy and intolerances and your duties towards customers.
How long will this course take?
This course is 3 hours and it is spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is for those working closely with food or around food.
What are the main points covered?
The course goes through many aspects of food allergies: correct storage, packaging and labelling of foods and more…
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Allergen Awareness Course Outline
- The 14 allergens (and products that contain them).
- Food labelling standards.
- Legislation regarding allergen awareness.
- Selling and displaying food.
- Packaging food.
- Food allergies and allergic reactions.
- Symptoms of allergic reactions.
- Difference between food allergy and food intolerance.
- Understanding food allergen awareness in catering.
- Impact of legislation on staff.
- Responsibilities of the operator and the consumer.
Allergen Awareness FAQs
What is allergen awareness?
Food allergens are food types that can cause an allergic reaction. In total there are 14 groups of allergenic foods that include milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybean.
Who should take this course?
This course is suitable for food handlers that work with food in all types of food establishments including catering, retail, and manufacturing businesses. The course is recommended for workers of all levels including managers and supervisors, full-time staff, part-time, and voluntary staff.
What will I learn on an allergen awareness course?
Delegates will learn about the 14 groups of named allergens, symptoms of allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis, food safety law, food labelling standards, differences between allergies and intolerances, legislation and responsibilities of the operator and consumer.
Is the course up-to-date on food labelling law?
This course ensures that delegates are aware of these latest legal guidelines and that they have the skills and knowledge to confidently provide this information.