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Food Allergy Awareness Training Course
Food Allergy Awareness Training Course
Food Allergy Awareness Training Course

Overview - Food Allergy Awareness Training

The aim of this Food Allergy Awareness Training course is to raise understanding of the impact for those consumers who are allergic to a particular food or ingredient and how to ensure consumers are well informed about their food choices 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.

This training will explore the practical things which need to be considered to keep consumers safe. A legal requirement through the Food Information Regulations requires accurate information about what's in food, for pre-packed food through accurate labelling and for loose or unwrapped food by providing correct information to consumers.

Lesson Plan

The sections covered include:

    • What is a food allergy?
    • The impact on consumers
    • The requirements of the Food Information Regulations Labelling requirements for Pre packed food
    • Providing accurate information for consumers where loose or unwrapped food is served and sold
    • How to avoid cross contamination when preparing , storing , serving allergenic and non-allergenic foods


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Virtual College certificate which you will be able to download and print immediately on completion.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours.

The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Cost and Discounts

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact or telephone us on 01943 885089.

How It Works

How it Works

This is an online course which is studied via the Virtual College Learning Management System, Enable. All of the training is taken online. The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can also revisit the training material, even after you have completed the course.

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Once your purchase has gone through you will be able to continue to a login screen. Enter your name and create a password if prompted. This will log you into our Learning Management System (LMS) where you will be able to take the course or allocate it to other people.

You can purchase more than 10 courses online, however if you wish to purchase more than 10 courses, and you would like to be invoiced in advance, you can e-mail us on or contact our sales team on 01943 885 085.

Step 3: Take the course

For the best possible internet browser experience we recommend you use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox.

You will get a better learner experience if you have sound enabled. Most computers come with built-in speakers, but the narration will generally be written in text on the screen for you to read if you don't have sound turned on.

The course is interactive and you may need to click on parts of the screen before you can advance. This will be obvious as the narration and text will tell you what to do or the links will pulse and flash. The system will remember where you left off and take you back there, but you can go over any part of it as many times as you want to and take as long as you want.

You can write your own notes for the course and print them off or simply store them to access later any time you view your course.

When you get to the end, you will be presented with an assessment to check your understanding. Don't worry; in most cases you can take this assessment three times at no extra cost, and we have policies and procedures in place for adding further attempts.

Step 4: Your certificate

You will be able to print your own certificate at the end of the course.

Some courses also include the option of a high-quality posted certificate, for example our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene courses.


Bulk discounts

A bulk discount structure applies for this course based on the quantity you buy and is calculated automatically during checkout.

  • 10% discount on 10 - 49 courses
  • 20% discount on 50 + courses

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please email or call our sales team on 01943 885 085.

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Customer Reviews

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Food Allergy Awareness Training
one month ago
Progressive training that met my requirements
– Martin
Food Allergy Awareness Training
3 months ago
Excellent skills online testing
– Customer
Food Allergy Awareness Training
3 months ago
Very good , easy to understand course.
– julie
Food Allergy Awareness Training
3 months ago
a site so simple to use and the training course was so easy to learn, by the way things were put across.
– Mr Philip Keast
Food Allergy Awareness Training
3 months ago
Thorough and easy to understand
– Customer
Food Allergy Awareness Training
3 months ago
Very good course. Very informative easy to follow not to long and good value
– Susan
Food Allergy Awareness Training
3 months ago
Clearly written and well presented
– Customer Greta Davies
Food Allergy Awareness Training
4 months ago
Quite interesting and helpful
– Yvonne Johnson
Food Allergy Awareness Training
4 months ago
Understand food allergy more now
– Emma thomas
Food Allergy Awareness Training
4 months ago
Perfect Training with good, important informations, easy to learn. I can recomend this company for everyone.
– Teresa Kieronska

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