Courses Allergen Awareness

 

 

ALLERGEN AWARENESS

Since December 2014, it has been mandatory that anyone who packages, handles and works with food is able to inform customers of allergens and ingredients within products.

By law, food handlers must be able to identify the 14 particular food allergens and to understand why foods containing allergens must be handled carefully. Currently, there are no known cures for food allergies and intolerances, and some cases can prove life-threatening. Ensuring your employees are trained can protect not only your company legally, but also your customers medically.

 

 

Allergen Awareness Training Course Outline

The aim of this course is to greater increase your understanding of your responsibilities relating to the 14 allergens and your awareness of relevant legislation.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • Legislation regarding allergen awareness
  • Responsibilities of the operator and the consumer
  • Impact of legislation on staff
  • The difference between a food allergy and intolerance
  • Food allergy and allergic reactions & symptoms
  • The 14 allergens and products which contain them
  • Packaging and labelling food

Allergen Awareness Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, learners should know and understand the following:

 

  • Legislation regarding allergen awareness
  • Responsibilities of the operator and the consumer
  • Impact of legislation on staff
  • The difference between a food allergy and intolerance
  • Food allergy and allergic reactions & symptoms
  • The 14 allergens and products which contain them
  • Packaging and labelling food