Food Allergen Awareness


Food Allergen Awareness Course

(Bulk discounts offered)

Accredited by:

CPD Certified

What's involved?

The first unit looks at what a food allergen is, the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction, the 14 named food allergens, food intolerance, Anaphylaxis, Coeliac Disease, how to deal with a severe allergic reaction, food handler responsibilities and why safe food practices are so important.
In this unit we look at food safety legislation, food labelling regulations, The Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulations, Natasha’s law, how food safety is enforced, due diligence, prepacked foods, foods prepacked for direct sale (PPDS), Ingredient lists, loose foods, distance selling and staff training.
In this unit we look at allergenic cross-contamination, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), reducing the risk of cross contamination during delivery, storage, preparation and transportation, how allergenic cross contamination can be reduced through cleaning and personal hygiene.

Why should I study food allergen awareness?

This online Food Allergen Awareness course is suitable for anyone that wants to know more about food allergens and how the associated risks can be reduced. It is estimated that around 2 million people have a diagnosed food allergy and, in some cases, eating the wrong food can even be life threatening. Therefore, to protect customers, it is essential that everyone who handles, prepares, or serves food undertakes food allergen awareness training.

This Food Allergen course is designed to help those who handle food understand their legal responsibilities, gain a better understanding of the 14 named allergens and look at how the risks of allergenic cross contamination can be minimised.

This Allergen Awareness course uses interactive tasks, videos and written guidance to cover the many food safety topics. To complete the course, it takes around 2 hours and you must pass the final multiple-choice test. After this you will have instant access to your certificate.

  • Instant access to your course upon purchase, no need to wait
  • Downloadable certificate after successful completion of final multiple-choice test
  • Free re-sits of the test if you do not pass first time
  • Course designed by industry experts
  • A fast, efficient, effective way to learn
Food Allergen Awareness Course

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How does it work?

Instant access to your course

During the purchase process you will create your own account. Once you have bought your courses you will have instant access to their content from your unique user portal. You will also be sent a copy of the invoice via email for your records (this can also be found in your user portal).

How to complete your course

Each course is broken down into manageable units which contain videos, diagrams, written content, and a range of interactive activities such as quizzes to reinforce your learning.


Once you have completed all the content of a course, you will have the option to take the final test, which will check your knowledge from all the units. To complete the course, and gain your certificate, you must achieve at least 80% in the final multiple-choice quiz.

Getting your certificate

Once you have successfully completed your course and passed the final test you will have instant access to a downloadable PDF certificate. This will also be accessible from your user portal section any time you log in. Your certificate will have a unique ID which can be checked with us if needed.


How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes 2 hours to complete, and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can complete the course at your own pace. And don’t worry, you can pause and come back to where you left off whenever you like. This means you can fit the course around your other commitments easily.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. This certificate has a unique ID, so that it can be verified with us if needed.

How long does the certificate last?

We generally recommend taking each course at least once every 2 years. Although, some employers and industries may require you to complete training more frequently, as such please check with your employer if you are unsure.

What are the benefits of completing this course online?

Completing the course online allows you to study in your own time and at your own pace. You can complete the units at a time to suit you and revisit the content as much as you need. This will give you a more engaging learning experience and allow you to interact and learn the content easier.

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