Food Allergy Awareness Training Course
This Food Allergy Awareness training course is of vital importance to staff in all sectors of food manufacture, retail and catering. It will help the learner identify the 14 most common food allergens, identify their risk and explain the symptoms caused by these allergens.
Food allergies seem to be on the increase. 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 may suffer from a possible serious asthma attack, or even death by anaphylactic shock.
Meet the UK training requirements for food handlers
Work towards compliance with the Food Information Regulations
Accredited by CPD & Approved by RoSPA
The 14 major Food Allergens and their labelling covered
Approximate duration: 90 minutes
This course looks at the implications of Annex II of the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EUFIC), which came into force in the UK on 13th December 2014. It lists the 14 most common food allergens which must be clearly identifiable on labels, menu content or food sold. For this regulation to be effective, all personnel who may be asked: "Does this contain any allergens?" MUST be able to answer correctly.
The training course will ensure your food staff:
- Know the dangers allergens can present to some consumers
- Know about the contents of the food they serve, handle or sell
- Can give advice and guidance to consumers if required
- Know the symptoms of an allergic reaction
- What to do in the event an allergic reaction occurs
From December 2019, detailed Technical Implementation Guidance will be published by the FSA and companies will have a two year transition period to change the labelling of their products. From October 2021 when labels on PPDS (Prepacked for Direct Sale) foods must detail all allergens present.
There are 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.
This course is designed to give anyone who works in the food industry, a good level of knowledge and understanding of allergens and how they must be handled in production, preparation and sales, to minimise risk to health to those that handle food and the end consumer. It highlights the importance of implementing and following systems, both as a business and as an individual worker.
Who is this Food Allergy Awareness Course for?
This course is for anyone who works with, handles, serves or sells food.
This course is designed to give anyone who works in the food industry, a good level of knowledge and understanding of allergens and how they must be handled in production, preparation and sales, in order to minimise risk to health to those that handle food and the end consumer.
This course is made up of the following 3 sections:
- Introduction to Allergens
- Module 1: Allergens as a Food Safety Hazard
- Module 2: Allergen Control and Risk Management
On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:
- explain the symptoms caused by allergens
- name the 14 allergens named in the legislation
- explain how to clean to avoid cross contamination
- identify high-risk allergens
- list the 4 types of food safety hazards
- explain what HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is and why it is important to the food industry
- explain the importance of allergen control and risk management
- explain what staff training should cover
- explain implications of the December 13th, The Food Information Regulations 2014 legislation
The average time required to complete the learning is approximately 1.5 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.
Food Allergy Awareness Training Certificate
On successful completion of the assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their Food Allergy 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.
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