Allergen Awareness for Food Handlers

The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding to about the foods that commonly trigger allergic reactions and the vital information that is required to be communicated to consumers.

This course is essential for those working in Restaurants, Takeaways, Food Manufacturers, Hotels, Schools, Care Homes or anywhere that prepares food.

Upon successfully completing this course you will be awarded a certificate in Allergen Awareness for Food Handlers.

Just £19.99. Enrol today!

Duration

60 minutes

Certificate

Self-print certificate

Course type

Online study / e-learning

Price

£19.99

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide food handlers with the knowledge and understanding of food allergens to ensure the safety of consumers.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • Understand allergens and their potential dangers.
  • Know the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance.
  • Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of an allergy.
  • Recognise and respond to anaphylaxis.
  • Understand the definitions of pre-packed and non-prepacked foods.
  • Know correct labelling requirements.
  • Fully understand cross contamination control procedures.
  • Be able to work towards good practice protocols to keep consumers safe.

Legislation & Regulatory Justification

In line with:

Food Standards Agency UK

Consumer Protection Act 1987

EU Food Information for Consumers Regulations

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction – Food Allergy
    5 minutes
  • The law and you
    5 minutes
  • Food allergy and food intolerance
    5 minutes
  • Why is a food allergy so dangerous?
    5 minutes
  • Common allergic reactions
    5 minutes
  • Triggers, signs and symptoms of food intolerance
    5 minutes
  • Signs and symptoms of a food allergy
    5 minutes
  • Antihistamine
    5 minutes
  • Symptoms of a severe food allergy
    5 minutes
  • Adrenaline and auto injector pens
    5 minutes
  • What is anaphylaxis?
    5 minutes
  • What to do in an emergency?
    5 minutes
  • Case studies – Nut allergy
    5 minutes
  • Case study – Dairy allergy
    5 minutes
  • Statistics
    5 minutes
  • What is gluten?
    5 minutes
  • What is coeliac disease?
    5 minutes
  • What are the main food allergens to be aware of?
    5 minutes
  • 14 allergens explained
    5 minutes
  • Sometimes there are hidden allergens
    5 minutes
  • Examples of hidden allergens
    5 minutes
  • Important things to remember
    5 minutes
  • What is pre-packed food?
    5 minutes
  • The labels on pre-packed food
    5 minutes
  • Precautionary labels
    5 minutes
  • Recalls and withdrawals
    5 minutes
  • Prepacked for direct sale
    5 minutes
  • Case study – Natasha’s Law
    5 minutes
  • What is non-prepacked food?
    5 minutes
  • What is distance-selling?
    5 minutes
  • What is cross contamination?
    5 minutes
  • Duty of care
    5 minutes
  • Hands
    5 minutes
  • Effective hand-washing
    5 minutes
  • Handwashing protocol
    5 minutes
  • Personal protective equipment
    5 minutes
  • Colour coded systems
    5 minutes
  • Designated areas, machinery and equipment
    5 minutes
  • Segregation and storage
    5 minutes
  • Extractor fans
    5 minutes
  • Robust cleaning regimes
    5 minutes
  • Check deliveries and transportation
    5 minutes
  • Risk assessments and emergency contingency plan
    5 minutes
  • Robust HACCP systems
    5 minutes
  • Allergen food policy
    5 minutes
  • Staff induction and training
    5 minutes
  • Good Practice
    5 minutes
  • What if you don’t act on allergens?
    5 minutes
  • Summary
    5 minutes
  • Allergen Awareness Assessment
    20 questions
  • Course Submission and Feedback
    0 minutes

Your course includes

 

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your workplace.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 90 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After registering for the course, you have 365 days to access the course.

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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