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Ensure that you understand food allergens with our food allergen course

Ensure that you understand food allergens with our food allergen course

There is a good chance that you will have heard about the news story recently when a young girl (who was only 15) died on a flight after eating a sandwich bought from Pret at the airport. This sandwich was improperly labelled for allergens and her severe sesame allergy was triggered, leading to her dying in her father’s arms.

This is something that could have been avoided, which makes the story even worse to read. Allergens are something that every business within the catering industry must understand. Not only how they can be in food, but also the impact that they can have and how to best prepare any food or drink that you work with in order to ensure that contamination is kept to a minimum.

 Food Allergen Training Course-Level 2

When you work within a food, catering or hospitality setting then there are some training courses that are going to have a huge impact on how you work and your understanding of the industry. One of the most important things to understand has to be allergens. After all, it is down to food handlers (and the business that employs them) to ensure that the food that they make and then serve is safe for consumption.

Not only does this cover hygiene, but also allergens and intolerances too.

This is where our Food Allergen Training Course comes into its own. Designed to not only expand your knowledge on allergies and intolerances, it is also there to increase awareness of the issues and ensure that you understand the importance of adhering to the rules and regulations around handling food safely.

The contents of the Food Allergen course

This online training course is broken down into 3 separate modules:

  • Understanding food allergens
  • Dealing with food allergens
  • Serving non-packed foods

Each module can be sat separately and after each one there are some multiple-choice questions that need to be answered before you move on to the next section. The great thing about this particular course is that you can take it online, at your own pace. This means that you don’t have to worry about missing out on any time at work. Great for employees and great for employers too.

Once you pass the course, you will receive certification to show that you have sat it and that you are fully trained in dealing with and understanding food allergens. Which means that you will keep your customers safe and protected against any allergens that could be in the food that they buy from you and then eat.

The design of our course means that it is suitable for all food handlers in all types of establishments that make and serve food. This includes manufacturing, retail and catering too. It is suitable for managers and supervisors, right through to more junior members of the team, whether they are full-time or part-time.

To take our course, simply visit food allergy and intolerance training.


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