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Allergen Awareness

Overview

Anyone working in the food industry, from food preparation, through manufacturing, distribution and retail, needs to take special care to ensure that the food products are safe to eat, especially for consumers with food allergies or intolerances.

This course is about food allergies, so pay attention! You wouldn’t give someone out-of-date drugs, would you? Giving a person food containing nuts, who’s allergic to… nuts, is… nuts.

It’s serious because that person could get really sick. For this reason, food production, preparation, handling, selling and transportation is strictly regulated by legislation, and anyone handling, preparing or serving food must have a good understanding of food allergies and food safety.

If that’s you, that means you need to know to handle allergenfree and allergenic food ingredients, to keep your nose out of trouble.

Modules

Course Topics

Explain the basic terms like food allergy, food intolerance, anaphylaxis, cross-contamination, and why it is important to handle allergenic food safely

Outline the laws and regulations governing the production, manufacturing, retail and handling of allergenic food

Identify the 14 food allergens and which key foodstuffs they can be part of

Demonstrate how allergenic ingredients should be displayed on a product label

Explain how to provide customers with the required information on allergenic food

Analyse how to avoid cross-contamination while processing, preparing, storing, serving or selling allergenic and allergen-free foodstuffs

Demonstrate how to react when a customer is having an adverse reaction to food they have consumed

Requirements

There are no entry requirements in order for you to begin this course.

Assessment

At the end of this course there is an assessment which you can take in your own time.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Allergen Awareness.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

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Developing your career

You should undertake this course if you are

• Food handlers working across the food industry sectors, including catering, retail, transportation, manufacturing and production.

• Anyone involved in food processing or selling.

• Anyone looking to further their knowledge of food allergies.

Anyone working in the food industry, from food preparation, through manufacturing, distribution and retail, needs to take special care to ensure that the food products are safe to eat, especially for consumers with food allergies or intolerances.

This course is about food allergies, so pay attention! You wouldn’t give someone out-of-date drugs, would you? Giving a person food containing nuts, who’s allergic to… nuts, is… nuts.

It’s serious because that person could get really sick. For this reason, food production, preparation, handling, selling and transportation is strictly regulated by legislation, and anyone handling, preparing or serving food must have a good understanding of food allergies and food safety.

If that’s you, that means you need to know to handle allergenfree and allergenic food ingredients, to keep your nose out of trouble.

Modules

Course Topics

Explain the basic terms like food allergy, food intolerance, anaphylaxis, cross-contamination, and why it is important to handle allergenic food safely

Outline the laws and regulations governing the production, manufacturing, retail and handling of allergenic food

Identify the 14 food allergens and which key foodstuffs they can be part of

Demonstrate how allergenic ingredients should be displayed on a product label

Explain how to provide customers with the required information on allergenic food

Analyse how to avoid cross-contamination while processing, preparing, storing, serving or selling allergenic and allergen-free foodstuffs

Demonstrate how to react when a customer is having an adverse reaction to food they have consumed

Requirements

There are no entry requirements in order for you to begin this course.

Assessment

At the end of this course there is an assessment which you can take in your own time.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Allergen Awareness.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

You should undertake this course if you are

• Food handlers working across the food industry sectors, including catering, retail, transportation, manufacturing and production.

• Anyone involved in food processing or selling.

• Anyone looking to further their knowledge of food allergies.

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