Allergen

Allergen Awareness

Allergen Awareness course now available

Introducing Allergen Awareness

Everyone working in food service from the manager through to the food preparation and food service staff, must be made aware of the risks food allergies pose. This course gives clear guidance on how to identify and manage food allergens and how to respond to enquiries from customers with food allergies.

  • Suitable for workers in food related sectors
  • 5 modules (30 multichoice questions)
  • 1–2 hours to complete
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Who this course is for?

The course is specifically for food handlers and anyone working in a role that involves contact with food, or the management of people who handle food.

The SafetyBugTraining Allergen Awareness course is suitable for those who work in the following sectors:

  • Food Production, Processing, Packaging
  • Food Retail
  • Catering Industries

How long will the course take?

The course will take 1–2 hours to complete. There are no retake costs. Learners can redo a module and the questions as many times as they like until they pass.

The 5 module course gives clear guidance on how to identify and manage food allergens and how to respond to enquiries from customers with food allergies.

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Ensures legal compliance

Allergy Awareness Training is legally required by the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulations in order for allergen information to be made available to consumers.

The British Retail Consortium states in clause 5.29, issue 6 of the global standards that, "all relevant personnel including engineers, temporary staff and contractors shall receive general allergen awareness training".


What does the course cover?

There are 5 modules and 30 multichoice questions which include the following subjects:

  • Module 1
    What an allergy is. What triggers an allergic reaction? The main symptoms of an allergic reaction.
  • Module 2
    The main 14 food allergies. The main signs and symptoms of each food allergy.
  • Module 3
    What a food intolerance is. What Coeliac Disease is. Which foods are involved with food intolerance and Coeliac Disease? The signs and symptoms of food intolerance and Coeliac Disease.
  • Module 4
    Identifying allergens in your business. How to manage allergen risks. Communicating allergen risks with staff and customers.
  • Module 5
    Cleaning techniques to ensure thorough removal of allergen residues. What to do when preparing food for an allergic person. Personal Hygiene and preventing cross-contamination. What must be on menus and recipes. What to do if the worst happens.
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