Introduction to Allergens

Having the right information about allergens is crucial. This Allergy UK accredited online training covers the information all food handlers must know to serve safe food.

An Introduction to Allergens at a glance


Meets the entry requirements for Allergy UK’s Allergy Aware Scheme 


Compatible with desktop, laptop and tablet devices


Self-paced study hosted online 


Accredited by Allergy UK


Accessible with features including audio voiceover and transcript 


PDF certificate available immediately on completion 


Accredited by Highfield Qualifications, the UK’s Awarding Organisation of the Year 2018 


Approximate duration: 1 to 2 hours 

Food allergies and intolerances are at the top of many food businesses watch lists, and yet it seems the latest high-profile allergen cases are never far from news headlines.

It is important that anyone working in the food industry is aware of allergens and the steps that should be taken to effectively manage and control the risk of allergens. 

Course Overview


This food allergy awareness training course is designed to provide food handlers, or those with responsibility for managing food handlers, with an awareness around the controls and legal responsibilities when it comes to the 14 regulated allergens. 


Food businesses have a legal responsibility to ensure that the food they manufacture, produce, sell or serve is safe for the consumer to eat. 


The course is accredited by Allergy UK and meets all entry requirements for recognition on their Allergy Aware Scheme.  

Course Content

Introduction to food allergens 

Allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease 

Symptoms of allergic reactions and how to respond 

Allergens legislation

Food labelling requirements

The 14 regulated allergens

‘Free from’ claims

Managing allergens from purchase to service

Providing allergen information to customers

Why choose this course?


Highfield e-learning’s Introduction to Allergens training course is suitable for food handlers and managers working with food types. From production and manufacturing through to the sale and serving of food, the course will provide an awareness of best practice when it comes to allergens and their control.

It also meets the entry requirements for catering businesses looking to join the Allergy Aware Scheme run by Allergy UK.

Our courses simplify even the most complex of subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. Our Introduction to Allergens course is packed with:


The course includes:

interactive exercises/gaming

media-rich content

interactive 3D scenarios

content provided by market leading experts

relevant photography and illustrations 

multi-generational content and style 

The courses simplify even the most complex of subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners

Test & Certification

The course is assessed by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Learners must score 100% in order to pass.

If the learner does not achieve 100% first time, they will be taken back to review the module with which they have struggled. They can then retry the multiple-choice questions as many times as necessary to pass the course. 

You will receive an electronic copy of your certificate immediately on completion of the course. 

Please note: this course does not provide a qualification itself but does meet mandatory training requirements. If you wish to achieve a recognised level 1 food safety qualification you must sit an exam with a recognised training provider (you can still use the e-learning as the knowledge element of the training). 

A learning experience that will be remembered

Interactive exercises

Keep your learners and employees engaged with interactive exercises

Compelling imagery

Visual references to help learners understand the information

Quizzes / assessments

Knowledge checks throughout enable learners to stay on track

Written by experts

Content created by our industry and subject matter experts

Simple to follow

Course delivered in bite sized chunks to suit all learners

Duration

2-3 Hours

Convenient and accredited

Get the knowledge you need without losing productivity.

Interactive exercises

Keep your learners and employees engaged with interactive exercises

Interactive exercises

Keep your learners and employees engaged with interactive exercises

Interactive exercises

Keep your learners and employees engaged with interactive exercises

Interactive exercises

Keep your learners and employees engaged with interactive exercises

Our courses are compatible with most popular desktops and tablets

* Mobile phones are not recommended

Introduction to Allergens

£18.00

When purchasing this course, you are purchasing credits which can be redeemed at any time by contacting Charnwood Food Safety with the email address of the learner(s) you would like to participate in the course, the learner(s) will then be added onto the official Highfield LMS. Any questions please contact stuart.bennett@charnwoodfoodsafety.co.uk

All prices are exclusive of VAT at the current rate.

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1 - 9£18.00
10 - 19£14.00
20 - 49£12.00
50 - 99£11.00
100 - 1000£9.00
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