Allergen Awareness – Online Course

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Allergy Awareness course  – Allergic reactions can have serious consequences so knowing which substances can cause them and how to avoid cross contamination is vital to anyone working in the food industry.

Our Food Safety level 2 courses go hand in hand with Allergen Awareness as they provide detailed information on food safety and hygiene practices. They are industry specific so more relevant than generic courses and should be completed by anyone who is handling food.

For supervisors and managers in the food industry our Introduction to HACCP Level 2 course provides an in depth introduction to Hazard Analysis and managing critical control points so that food remains safe for consumption from farm to fork.

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.

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.


Course Duration: 100 mins

The course duration 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. Learners full name and valid email address are required to register for this online course, please allow 48 hrs for delivery via email of your login details.

Course Content:

  • Food Intolerance and Allergens
  • Food Intolerance – Causes and Symptoms
  • Allergies  Causes and Symptoms
  • Allergen Facts
  • Food Allergens and the Law
  • Food Allergens  Practical Steps
  • Allergen Information for Consumers
  • Internal Monitoring and Review
  • External Monitoring and Review


The Allergen Awareness course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service and approved by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA).



Certification In Allergen Awareness Awarded by CPD & Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Who is this course for:

This course is aimed at anyone working within the food industry,  individuals or businesses who might want to put all of their staff through the training.

Recommended System Requirements:

• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)
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).

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