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 intolerance's 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.
Who should take the course?
This course is aimed at anyone working within the food industry and can be sold to individuals or pitched to businesses who might want to put all of their staff through the training.
Key Training Points
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
CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves.
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life
Video learning with full audio voice over
Approximate 100 minute duration dependant on learner progress.
Course can be accessed anywhere even on mobile devices, no time limits, pick up where you left off with full certification upon successful completion of the assessment.
Module 1 - Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics
Module 2 - Food In tolerances - Causes and Symptoms
Module 3 - Allergies - Causes and Symptoms
Module 4 - Allergen Facts
Module 5 - Food Allergens and the Law
Module 6 - Food Allergens - Practical Steps
Module 7 - Allergen Information for Consumers
Module 8 - Internal Monitoring and Review
Module 9 - External Monitoring and Review
Upon successful completion of the course & assessment you will be able to download your signed certificate that can be used to validate your training & providing proof of training.
Each course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service providing a number of CPD points per course which can be seen within the course descriptions.
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.
£35 + VAT
If you are a business looking to train your workforce, we offer a number of solutions in relation to ordering multiple licences for your business.
1) Standard accounts where you pay for the number of individual licences you need.
2) Subscription accounts where a monthly fee is agreed over 12 months based on the number of users that require training.
3) We can also provided licences on an invoice basis with a valid purchase order number.
Need practical training?
We can provide that too just get in touch to discuss your requirements visit our
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