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Food Allergy Awareness


This engaging course will help you to understand the impact food allergies have on a person, how to ensure businesses adhere to the legal requirements, what those requirements are, what type of foods can cause a reaction, and how to help someone who is suffering. After completing the course you will have a thorough understanding of food allergies, and what your role is in preventing a reaction it and following regulations.


This food allergy awareness course is aimed at food handlers and anyone working in a role that involves contact with food, or the management of such people. This includes:

  • Catering or hospitality
  • Restaurants and hotels
  • Cafes and bars

About this course

The course is split into two modules:

  • Causes and Effects
  • Safety and the Law


In this course you will learn:

  • What a food allergy is
  • How to identify an allergic reaction
  • What foods are most likely to cause a reaction
  • The dangers of hidden food allergens
  • What food intolerance is
  • The current regulation in regard to allergen information for pre-packed and unpackaged foods
  • Some rules to implement in order to comply with these regulations
  • Ways to avoid cross-contact
  • How to prepare for, spot, and respond to anaphylaxis
  • How to respond when you don't know if a reaction is allergy or asthma


Why food safety training is important; their personal and legal responsibilities; understand food safety law; learn about the hazards of a kitchen Understand the different types of bacteria and how they spread; the impact of food borne illness; how food becomes contaminated; understand how to prevent cross contamination; how to prevent contamination through good hygiene practices, safe temperatures and storage; understand what HACCP is and how to use it; be able to identify food hygiene hazards; understand the best food handling practice; know how to apply food safety controls to achieve high standards of food hygiene; understand the importance of personal hygiene; uderstand what food poisoning is and how to prevent it