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 are increasing. Food allergen awareness training and an understanding the dangers of allergens have become vital for those working in the food sector.
Our allergy awareness training course covers general allergies, food allergies and food intolerances and explains the differences between them. It covers the 14 allergens controlled by legislation along with food additives and how they can trigger allergic reactions.
Customer must be informed if any food products sold by you that have ingredients comprising of any of the main 14 allergens.
Allergy Awareness Training: List of Allergens
- cereals containing gluten – including wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan), rye, barley and oats
- crustaceans – such as prawns, crabs and lobsters
- molluscs – such as mussels and oysters
- tree nuts – including almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, pistachios and macadamia
- sesame seeds
- sulphur dioxide and sulphites (if they are at a concentration of more than ten parts per million)
Food Allergen Awareness Training
This Allergy Awareness training course then 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.
You can access the full rules and regulations surrounding food allergen awareness training at the Food Standards Agency
|Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics||1|
|Food Intolerances – Causes and Symptoms||2|
|Allergies – Causes and Symptoms||3|
|Food Allergens and the Law||5|
|Food Allergens – Practical Steps||6|
|Allergen Information for Consumers||7|
|Internal Monitoring and Review||8|
|External Monitoring and Review||9|
Online assessment in food allergen awareness training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates require 70% correct answers to secure a pass. PDF certificate will be sent directly to your inbox. Hard copy certificate are available on requrest. Course duration: 100 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).
Other related courses to offered by Agile Career Training Ltd are:
Food Safety Level 1 – Retail
Food Safety Level 1 – Catering
Food Safety Level 1 – Manufacturing
Food Safety Level 2 – Retail
Food Safety Level 2 – Catering
Food Safety Level 2 – Manufacturing
Supervising Food Safety Level 3
Achieving Food Hygiene Level 5
Introduction to HACCP Level 2