Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 What are Allergens?
- 2 The Laws Regarding Food
- 3 Cross Contamination and How to Avoid It
In this section we look at what an allergen is, how food allergens affect people and what the 14 major food allergens are. We look at different allergic reactions, particularly looking at what to do in an emergency – if someone is having a severe allergic reaction to food. Do you know which food allergens can found in common foods or menu selections? We have an interactive exercise to highlight the use of allergenic ingredients in foods you may not expect!
The Laws regarding foods and food products are there to keep consumers safe. In this section, we look at the legal requirements. We look at how allergenic ingredients must be declared on labels and we look at the new law which means that even products without labels must present allergy information or have it easily available – this includes foods such as pizza from pizzerias, the salads in salad bars, loose foods bought from supermarkets, delicatessens, or from restaurants, and coffee shops.
People with food allergies can be affected by the tiniest amount of the food they are allergic to, so it’s really important that great care is taken to avoid one food being contaminated by another. This section looks at ways to reduce the risk of contamination to a minimum. This includes personal cleanliness, cleanliness of surfaces, utensils and machinery, design, layout and organisation of food preparation and storage areas and disposal of waste.
About this course
This Food Allergen Training programme has been written for people who work with food; whether it’s food production, processing, packaging, distribution, food retail or catering.
Anyone who works with food needs to know about allergens and allergen labelling. They particularly need to be aware of the changes to the rules which were introduced in December 2014. In the UK it’s estimated that 2 million people have an allergy to foods, and over the last 15 years hospital admissions for food allergies have increased by 500%.
As there is no cure for food allergies, they must be managed and the only way to do this is to avoid the foods which cause the allergy. It is therefore important that people with food allergies can easily find out which products contain the ingredients they are allergic to. In order to comply with the new EU FIC Regulations, everyone working in the food industry is required to understand how to make this information readily available to consumers should they need to know.
Our Food Allergy Awareness training course is the perfect online course for anyone working with food - It's engaging, cost-effective and it only takes 35 minutes to complete!
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Food Allergy Awareness certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple-choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Food Allergy Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple-choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.
As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
What does my certificate include?
Your Food Allergy Awareness Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
375 real user reviews
Course was extremely helpful
The details of the core module was explained with examples.It made me understand each module in clear manner.Thank you
Training material was easy to understand
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
In depth course on allergies.
A very interesting summary of food allergies & what causes & preventions that everybody in the food industry should know.
Good concise information
A good informative course
The course was very useful
The course helped me understand and gain information but the videos were way too long
Answer does not match question,
See first aid question. Next question confirms what I say. What is importance of remembering figures of number of people who have got allergy, coeliac disease? Some questions are very ambiguous!
Great awareness of food allergies
Very easy to follow. very clear explanations. covers all aspects of food allergies. Having a child that had a food allergy (since outgrown) I found this course brilliant in everything that it covered. Even has a first aid section. Very well done.
Informative and useful
Learnt about food packaging.Didnt realise that allergens could only be put in ingredients label.Informative
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
The Food Information Regulations 2014
The Food Information Regulations EU1169/2011 came into force in December 2014 - changing the way allergens are labelled on packaging. The new law essentially means:
• You can no longer state that you ‘don’t know’ if an allergen is present
• You can no longer state that all foods ‘could’ contain an allergen
• Oral statements now have to be backed up in writing if requested
• Your local Environment Health Officers will enforce the regulations. Any Non-Compliance will result in a large fine
The provision of food information shall pursue a high level of protection of consumers’ health and interests by providing a basis for final consumers to make informed choices and to make safe use of food, with particular regard to health, economic, environmental, social and ethical considerations.
Food Information Regulation EU1169/2011 doesn't just apply to prepacked food, but ALL foods - which includes foods eaten in restaurants, cafes, pubs, in hospitals, canteens, schools, care homes, as well as takeaway foods.
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