Allergen Awareness Training

Course Description

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.

Allergen Awareness Training

Course Information

Course Number Course Validity Course Duration Course Assessment Course Accreditation Course Approvals
VEL0204.3-100 minutesFormal (multiple choice)Institute of Hospitality, IIRSM, Gatehouse Awards & CPD-

Course Modules

Module No. Module Name Pass % Required
1Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics70
2Food Intolerances - Causes and Symptoms70
3Allergies - Causes and Symptoms70
4Allergen Facts70
5Food Allergens and the Law70
6Food Allergens - Practical Steps70
7Allergen Information for Consumers70
8Internal Monitoring and Review70
9External Monitoring and Review70

Course Downloads

System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)
care training accreditations
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram