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Allergen Awareness

Allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts to a usually harmless substance as though it is harmless. Why this happens, isn’t clear. However, most sufferers come from families that have a history of allergies, or related problems.

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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.

Target Audience

All staff who work in contact with food

Course Aims

This course covers general allergies, food allergies and food intolerances and explain the differences between them.

Learning Objectives / Course Outline

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.

Course 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)

Assessments

This course consists of 9 modules:

  • Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics
  • Food Intolerances – Causes and Symptoms
  • Allergies – Causes and Symptoms
  • Allergen Facts
  • Food Allergens and the Law
  • Food Allergens – Practical Steps
  • Allergen Information for Consumers
  • Internal Monitoring and Review
  • External Monitoring and Review

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