Why complete the course?

From business managers to food handlers, front of house to waiting staff, it is vital that all within a food business have an awareness of the importance of allergens, their potential risks and how to convey allergen information to customers. To comply with UK allergen laws, food businesses need to ensure that the food they produce is safe for their customers to consume. Moreover, allergen management is now a staple focus of routine inspections by EHOs and TSOs and food businesses are frequently asked for evidence of their allergen management system including; how they identity the presence of allergens in any food they produce, how they communicate this information to customers and how they manage cross contamination within food preparation areas.

This course will provide vital information on:

  • The 14 specified allergens
  • The differences between a food allergy, food intolerance and Coeliac disease
  • The legal requirements of a business to provide allergen information
  • How to review practices to ensure that allergens are managed effectively
  • How to minimise and control cross-contamination
  • How to communicate the necessary information to customers

And much more!

The course is up to date with all current allergen legislation and can be completed online. Attempts are unlimited, allowing you to be confident that you have fully understood the content, and upon completion you will receive a certificate showcasing your thorough understanding of allergen awareness.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for food business operators and their employees. It is suitable for restaurants, cafes, takeaways, mobile caterers, street food traders and market stalls.

Course Description

This course includes up to date allergen legislation, including information on Natasha’s Law and the requirements for labelling foods that are Prepacked for Direct Sale (PPDS). It is broken down into 3 distinct modules.

Frequently asked questions:

The course takes approximately 1-2 hours.

Certificates are sent via Royal Mail and usually take 3-5 working days.

Yes. There will be a test at the end of the course to double check your knowledge, but don’t worry there are unlimited attempts!