This Food Allergy Awareness course is of vital importance to staff in all sectors of food manufacture, retail and catering. It will help the learner identify the 14 allergens, identify their risk and explain the symptoms caused by these allergens.
Food allergies seem to be more common. The reason for this is undecided, but it is reported that in Europe, over 150 million people have food allergies. These vary in seriousness, from mild intolerance, to a reported 1 in 5 sufferers who are in fear of death from a possible serious asthma attack, or anaphylactic shock.
Annex II of the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation, which came into force in the UK on 13th December 2014, now lists the 14 common allergens which must be stated if used on any label, menu content or food sold. In order for this regulation to be effective all personnel who may be asked "Does this contain any allergens?" must be able to answer correctly. This means:
There are currently a number of prosecutions currently going through UK criminal and civil courts for allergen mismanagement which highlights how important it is to ensure all staff are aware of allergies.
Everyone in food industries must have an awareness of allergies, allergens and understand the current legislation.
This course is for anyone who works with, handles or sells food.
This online course covers the following topics
On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
The average time required to complete the learning is approximately 2 hours, however the course is designed to go at the pace of the learner and can be completed in more time if needed.
The online assessment for the course consists of 20 multiple choice questions. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve a 75% pass mark to obtain the certificate.
On successful completion of the assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their certificate. In addition to this, an e.mail is sent to the candidate containing a link to the certificate. This is the simplest, most convenient way to achieve compliance. Also, a QR code has been added to the certificate, which can be scanned by a smartphone to establish the certificate’s validity.