Introduction to Allergens
This course has been approved by Allergy UK as meeting the standards required to become a part of the Allergy Aware Scheme.
Food allergies and intolerances are at the top of many food businesses watch lists, and yet high-profile allergen cases are never far from the 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 an ideal introduction to allergens, whether for experienced food handlers and supervisors or people new to working in an environment where food is stored, prepared, cooked or handled.
- 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
Who Is It Aimed At?
Ideal for employee inductions and any worker who has any responsibility for storing, preparing, cooking or serving food.
No prior knowledge needed
How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 3 hours of learning in total.
The qualification is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of food allergens and foods that commonly cause intolerances, their characteristics and effects, the importance of effectively communicating information regarding allergenic ingredients to customers, and how staff can minimise the risk of cross-contamination from allergenic ingredients.
This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examination.