Food Allergen Awareness
Online Food Allergen training course, with emailed certificate on completion of final assessment.
Duration Approx| 25 minutes
Around 1.5 million people suffer from food allergies in the UK. That is equivalent to 2% of the adult population and between 5-8% of children. Food allergy is a big issue and all food handling businesses should provide staff with an awareness of the risks.
This food allergen training course is designed to provide an understanding of the risks consumers face, how to prevent allergic reactions in your workplace and what to do should an allergic reaction occur.
What you will learn
| The types of food intolerance
| Safe service preparation
| Safe allergen management practices
| Emergency procedures should a reaction occur
Food Allergy Course content
Introduction to Food Allergies
Section 1 | Food Intolerance
Difference between intolerance and allergy
Causes of food intolerance
Symptoms of food intolerance
Section 2 | Food Service
Dealing with a customer
Mistakes DO happen – what to do
Section 3 | Food Preparation
Section 4 | Emergency Procedures
Food allergy or food intolerance?
In some cases, an allergic food reaction can be severe or life-threatening. By contrast, food intolerance symptoms are generally less serious and are limited to digestive problems.
If you have a food allergy, even a tiny amount of the offending food can cause an immediate and severe reaction. Food intolerance symptoms generally come on gradually and don’t involve an immune system reaction. If you have a food intolerance, you may be able to eat small amounts of the offending food without trouble.
By completing this online course you will gain an understanding of these issues to help you better protect your customers.
Food Allergen Awareness training is ideal for all food handlers employees, managers and employers in the food service industry.
On successful completion of this Food Allergen Awareness training course, candidates receive an echo3education completion certificate, available as a PDF for immediate download. This requires achievement of the required passmark during the final assessment. A hard copy of the certificate can be purchased via the website.
Benefits of echo3education Food Allergy Training course online
| Accelerated Learning – approx 25 minutes
| Complies with EU Directive 1169/2011
| Complies with UK legislation
| Certificate emailed on completion