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Allergen Awareness

CPD, IIRSM, Gatehouse Awards & Institute of Hospitality Approved

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.

Course Description

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.

Target Audience

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.

Advantages

Allergic reactions can have serious consequences so knowing which substances can cause them and how to avoid cross contamination is vital to anyone working in the food industry

CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves.

Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life

Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
Allergen Awareness 1 Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics 70
Allergen Awareness 2 Food Intolerances – Causes and Symptoms 70
Allergen Awareness 3 Allergies – Causes and Symptoms 70
Allergen Awareness 4 Allergen Facts 70
Allergen Awareness 5 Food Allergens and the Law 70
Allergen Awareness 6 Food Allergens – Practical Steps 70
Allergen Awareness 7 Allergen Information for Consumers 70
Allergen Awareness 8 Internal Monitoring and Review 70
Allergen Awareness 9 External Monitoring and Review 70

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  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Duration:

100 minutes

(Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

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