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Food Allergy Awareness Training

  • Meet the UK training requirements for food handlers
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Course Overview: Food Allergy Awareness Training

In the UK, the Food Standards Agency (FSA), in conjunction with DEFRA, have been tasked with introducing the new allergen labelling laws, as well as being responsible for enforcing non-compliance through local council Environmental Health Officers.

These regulations affect all caterers and food service organisations, no matter how big or small, and require food businesses to provide allergy information on unpackaged and pre-packed foods. 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).

Our Food Allergy awareness 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. Through clear, useful and practical information and guidance, this food allergen awareness training course will help you to identify and understand the main food allergens and the importance of handling food containing allergens carefully in order to keep customers safe.

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Who needs a food hygiene certificate?

This food allergy awareness course is a self-study module. This food allergy training is designed to help learners understand and comply with legal obligations on food businesses to provide food allergy information to consumers.

This course is suitable for anyone who prepares, handles or serves food, and anyone working in a role that involves contact with food, or the management of such people. On completion, learners will recognise the importance of accurately labelling food – so that packaging and menus are labelled correctly in regards to the allergens they contain, as defined by the EU Food Information to Consumers Regulations 2011 (now enforceable by law).

CPD Certified Training for Food Allergen Awareness

Upon completion of this food allergy awareness training course, learners will sit an online training test and upon successful completion, will be able to download and print a Virtual College allergen awareness certificate.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. On average this module contributes 1-2 hours towards your CPD.

Objectives

What will you learn?

  • An introduction to food allergy awareness- This module will introduce you to the learning outcomes of this course and the skills you will gain upon completion.
  • What is a food allergy?- This section looks at what food allergens are and how to recognise symptoms of an allergic reaction.
  • Legislation- Here we explore the list of fourteen allergens listed by law that food handlers need to recognise. We find out what ingredients and examples of food can cause allergies and what labelling is required on pre-packed food.
  • Practical Process- This module looks at things you need to consider to keep your consumers safe, how you can provide allergen information specific to your food business and how you can safely prepare and store or package food without cross contamination.
Certification and Duration

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 which contributes 1-2 hours towards your CPD.

The training and test usually take between 2 to 3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). This is equivalent to 6 hours face-to-face group training.

Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. If necessary, the learner may attempt the test 3 times at no extra cost, having revisited the training material. If learners have not achieved the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting Learner Support.

How it Works

This is a general guide to how the learning management system works.

What

This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post.

If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training. You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.

How

The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course.

When

The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time, however the training and test usually take between 2 to 3 hours to complete, depending on learning speed.

Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. If necessary, the learner may attempt the test 3 times at no extra cost, having revisited the training material. If learners have not achieved the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting Learner Support.

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