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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Food hypersensitivity
  2. 2 Declaring allergens
  3. 3 Managing risk
An image of the 14 major food allergens - Food Allergy Awareness Training
Large close up of ingredients and food allergens in a product as part of our food allergy awareness training course
SECTION 1

In this first section, we will look at food hypersensitivity. This includes allergens, symptoms, severe allergic reactions, what food intolerances are and Coeliac disease.

A menu showing the food allergens in the meals
SECTION 2

In this section, we will look at the Laws about foods and food products that are there to keep consumers safe and will look at how allergens in food and drink should be declared.

A store room of food allergens separated in boxes to avoid cross contamination
SECTION 3

In this final section, we look at what can be done to keep food safe. We will focus on the duty of care that producers of food products have to their consumers and look at risk assessments, storage, cleaning and identifying allergens. 

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 prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) food labelling that come into force on the 1st of Ocotber 2021 (in Wales, England, and Northern Ireland). In the UK it’s estimated that 2 million people have an allergy to foods. Between 1998 and 2018, at least 30,700 people were admitted to the hospital for anaphylaxis caused by a food trigger.

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 UK Food Information Amendment (also known as Natasha's Law), 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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The importance of Food Allergy Awareness Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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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 questions 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.

Food Allergy Awareness Certificate

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Compliance

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 (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019, commonly known as 'Natasha's law' (Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, a teenager who died after suffering an allergic reaction to an undeclared ingredient in a pre-packed meal) comes into effect on 1st October 2021. 

The amendment of the Food Information Regulations 2014 will require businesses producing food products to provide full ingredient lists and allergen labelling on PPDS (Prepacked for Direct Sale) foods on the premises. The new rules require the name of the food, all ingredients and allergenic ingredients to be emphasized in some way like bold or italics or a different colour. 

These changes will apply to England with similar approaches expected to follow in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

(4) After regulation 5, insert—

“Foods that are prepacked for direct sale – duty to list ingredients
5A.—(1) A food business operator who offers for sale a food to which this regulation applies must provide directly on the package or on a label attached to the package the particulars required by—

The Food Information (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019

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