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Allergen Awareness

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Our Allergen Awareness course is designed to give the necessary knowledge of allergies and intolerances for food handlers. This knowledge is used to reduce contamination and keep customers safe from any allergens they are allergic to.

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Course description

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All about this Allergen Awareness course

A strong understanding of food allergens is something everyone working in the food and drink industry should have. With the potential to have a major impact on customers, it is essential for food handlers to have undergone suitable allergen awareness training.

This Allergen Awareness course meets this requirement. Written by expert food handlers, the course covers various food allergen laws as well as all of the major allergens which you should be aware of. Contamination control is explored to ensure that you can minimised the risk of emergency situations.

This food allergen course is designed for anyone working with food. This could be people working in catering, retail or manufacturing.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 2 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 2 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

Institute of Hospitality approved

This course has been independently reviewed and accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. The IoH is the world’s largest body for people working in hospitality professions and globally recognised as a mark of quality. As an Institute of Hospitality accredited course, you can be sure that the materials covered are detailed and highly useful for anyone working in the hospitality and leisure industries.

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This course includes information about Natasha’s Law which came into force on the 1st October 2021.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – The law surrounding allergens – Our first unit of this course will cover the different laws regarding food allergens and how these affect various food businesses. We will also look at some food allergen case studies to begin to understand the importance of this area of study and the consequences when legislation is not followed.
  • Unit 2 – Allergies, intolerance and coeliac disease – Next up we will look at different allergies and intolerances. This will require an in-depth look at the 14 named allergens and exploring what each of these are. We will also consider hidden allergens as well as what happens when people consume something they are allergic to. Anaphylaxis, coeliac disease and gluten intolerances will also be covered.
  • Unit 3 – Considerations of allergies in the workplace – The correct training for staff and hazard analysis procedures are essential for all food businesses and something that we will look at here. Food suppliers, storage and various considerations will be covered so that you have a strong knowledge of how to reduce risk.
  • Unit 4 – Contamination control – In this final unit we cover contamination control. This will include personal hygiene and ways to ensure food premises and equipment are cleaned correctly. Record keeping and other ways to reduce cross contamination will be explained as well as the correct methods of reporting and dealing with emergency situations.
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Work through your course

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Our courses are all designed to allow progress without any assistance but our support staff can be contacted if you do need us.

Complete the final quiz

Every course is assessed through a multiple choice quiz. These quizzes use a bank of questions that have multiple options and you need to choose the correct one. You need to answer a specific number of questions correctly to pass the course and get your certificate.

If you don’t pass first time it is no problem. You can attempt the quiz as many times as you need until you pass so there is nothing to worry about.

Get your certificate

As soon as you finish the course, you can download your certificate. This will also be accessible in your account any time you log in. Your certificate includes the course you have studied, your name, the date of completion and a verification number that can be used by future employers to verify that you passed your course.

A digitally printed and hard backed version of your certificate is sent out to you via first class post the day after you pass.


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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Allergen Awareness course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Allergen Awareness course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Allergen Awareness course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

Allergen Awareness course
Allergen Awareness
£20 + VAT