Food Allergy Awareness Training

food allergy awarenessThe 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 is 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 completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.


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.

This course costs £15 + VAT for one learner, with discounts for multiple learners.

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