Severe allergic reactions to food are still all too common in the UK. With around 4% of the population suffering from a food allergy, it’s crucial that anyone working in the food industry receives proper training.
In addition, legislation introduced in 2014 means businesses need to provide allergy information on all foods sold unpackaged. Our Introduction to Allergens e-learning course has been approved by Allergy UK as meeting the standards required to become a part of the Allergy Aware Scheme. It is ideal for businesses looking to ensure they and their staff are compliant with the legislation.
Who should take this course?
Anyone responsible for the purchase, delivery, production and serving of food in the catering industry. The course can also be used as part of the on-programme element of the new apprenticeship standards, and can support the knowledge, skills and behaviours apprentices need to effectively integrate into the workplace.
How long does the course take?
Most trainees will complete the course in 2 – 3 hours.
How is the course assessed and accredited?
The course provides the teaching and materials necessary for CPD and training purposes. Multiple-choice questions are provided so that learners can test their knowledge and understanding. However, please note that this is not the same as accreditation.
If a learner wishes to accredit this learning, he/she will need to take an examination with the appropriate board and be supervised remotely. These services are available from IBA UK at a reasonable rate – please contact us for details.
What do you need to carry out the course?
No prior knowledge is needed.
The e-learning is available to use on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs and laptops. All you need is an internet connection. Learners simply log on and work their way through the course, along with the scenarios that provide them with real-life context.
What does the course cover?
- Introduction to food allergens, allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease
- Symptoms of allergic reactions and how to respond
- The 14 major allergens
- Allergens legislation & food labelling requirements
- ‘Free from’ claims
- Managing allergens
- Providing allergen information to customers
The price of training reduces with the number of learners you book with us. The more you book, the more you save! Please call us for details.
Course prices do not include accreditation. If you wish to gain accreditation for the course, we can arrange for exam board registration and remote invigilation for the assessment. Contact us for details.
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