This Food Allergy Awareness Training course is designed to help learners identify the fourteen particular food allergens which must, by law, be recognised and to understand why foods containing allergens must be handled carefully.
The course is aimed at food handlers and anyone working in a role that involves contact with food, or the management of such people.
- Meet the UK training requirements for food handlers
- Online, self-paced training
- Interactive course with colourful animations
- Complete in one to two hours
- 24 hour learner support
- Instant digital certificate on completion
There is no known cure for a food allergy and consumers have to avoid the food or ingredient to prevent reactions to the allergenic food. For some, only a trace of the allergenic food may be needed. Symptoms can range from mild to serious and for some consumers can be life threatening.
Why take this food allergy awareness course?
If you own, manage or work in a food related business, you will be affected and will need to ensure your operation is compliant with EU Food Information Regulation No. 1169/2011 (FIR) / Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIC).
Through clear, useful and practical information and guidance, this food allergen awareness course will help learners to identify and understand the main food allergens and the importance of handling food containing allergens carefully in order to keep customers safe.
The content of this e-learning course includes:
- An introduction to food allergy awareness
- What is a food allergy?
- Practical Process
By the end of the course learners will:
- Understand what a food allergy is
- Learn to recognise symptoms of an allergic reaction
- Know what ingredients and examples of food can cause allergies
- Understand what labelling is required on pre-packed food
- Understand the things to consider to keep consumers safe
- Know how to provide allergen information specific to your food business
This food allergens awareness course is aimed at food handlers and anyone working in a role that involves contact with food, or the management of such people.
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Approximately one to two hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly learners study and absorb the material. The course is self-paced, and progress is recorded throughout, so learners can complete the training in stages.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
Test and certificate
The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.
If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.
Upon successful completion of this food allergy awareness course, learners will be able to download a Virtual College digital certificate. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?
Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.
If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.
If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.
Can I buy this course and give it to other people?
Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.
Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.
Is there a refund policy?
We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.
To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.
Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?
We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.
Is a specific internet browser recommended?
For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.
How long do learners have to complete a course?
There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.
Does the course contain sound?
Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.
How long is my certificate valid for?
There is no set time for how long a certificate is valid for. It is generally industry recognised that food allergen certificates are renewed every three years. However, some employers may require you to renew your certification every year.
This course is currently on sale with a discounted price of 30% for a limited time only!