Allergen Awareness

Allergen Awareness

Allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts to a usually harmless substance as though it is harmful. Why this happens, isn’t clear. However, most sufferers come from families that have a history of allergies, or related problems. Every year, the number of people with allergies is increasing so having an awareness of potential allergens and why they can be harmful is becoming more important, particularly if you work in the service industry

Target Audience

All food handlers and persons communicating food information to customers

Course Aims

This course covers general allergies, food allergies and food intolerances and explain the differences between them. It covers the 14 allergens controlled by legislation along with food additives and how they can trigger allergic reactions. It takes a detailed look at the symptoms of food allergies and takes in the wider picture discussing the current theories of why rates are increasing. It then finishes off by covering practical steps that can be taken to reduce the risk from allergens and also what steps can be taken both internally and externally to monitor the control measures.

Assessments

This course comprises 9 modules which must be completed

Module No.

Module Name

Pass %

Required

1

Food Intolerance and Allergens: the

Basics

70

2

Food Intolerances - Causes and

Symptoms

70

3

Allergies - Causes and Symptoms

70

4

Allergen Facts

70

5

Food Allergens and the Law

70

6

Food Allergens - Practical Steps

70

7

Allergen Information for Consumers

70

8

Internal Monitoring and Review

70

9

External Monitoring and Review

70

Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate of completion can be downloaded to add to your training record

Course Duration

100 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Suggested Progression on Completion

Further Food Safety Courses

Course Fees

£35.00 per licence. Discounts are available on purchases of 15 or more licences

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