Course Aims

e-Learning Allergen Awareness Course

Who Attends

This course is aimed at anyone working within the food industry and can be sold to individuals or
pitched to businesses who might want to put all of their staff through the training.

Course Content

Allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts to a usually harmless substance as though it
is harmful. Why this happens, isn’t clear. However, most sufferers come from families that have a
history of allergies, or related problems. Every year, the number of people with allergies is increasing
so having an awareness of potential allergens and why they can be harmful is becoming more
important, particularly if you work in the service industry.

This course covers general allergies, food allergies and food intolerances and explain the differences
between them. It covers the 14 allergens controlled by legislation along with food additives and how
they can trigger allergic reactions. It takes a detailed look at the symptoms of food allergies and
takes in the wider picture discussing the current theories of why rates are increasing. It then finishes
off by covering practical steps that can be taken to reduce the risk from allergens and also what
steps can be taken both internally and externally to monitor the control measures.


Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics 
Food Intolerances - Causes and Symptoms
Allergies - Causes and Symptoms 
Allergen Facts 
Food Allergens and the Law 
Food Allergens - Practical Steps 
Allergen Information for Consumers
Internal Monitoring and Review 
External Monitoring and Review

Additional Information

Our Food Safety level 2 courses go hand in hand with Allergen Awareness as they provide detailed
information on food safety and hygiene practices. They are industry specific so more relevant than
generic courses and should be completed by anyone who is handling food.

For supervisors and managers in the food industry our Introduction to HACCP Level 2 course
provides an in depth introduction to Hazard Analysis and managing critical control points so that
food remains safe for consumption from farm to fork.

As with many of our Health and Safety courses if candidates are undertaking this training it is likely
that other subjects such as Fire Safety or Slips Trips and Falls will also be relevant to them.

Arrange your course with Sibbald

If pre-scheduled dates are not listed on this page, or if the dates published do not fit your requirement, please contact us as arrangements can be made to suit your needs. 

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