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Allergen Awareness


This allergen awareness training course is designed to provide those who work in the food business, catering industry and food manufacturing industry, with an in-depth understanding of food allergens and intolerances. It explores the FSA’s regulations, food cross-contamination prevention and the different types of allergens in detail. This course applies to chefs, those who work in food manufacturing and for catering services, taking you through the different food intolerances and their main causes and symptoms. You will also learn some key facts and statistics surrounding food allergen safety. On successful completion, you will have an excellent understanding of the different types of food allergens and intolerances and their causes and symptoms, as well as in-depth knowledge of the fundamental procedures for internal and external monitoring. Learning Outcomes By the end of the course, learners will be able to: Demonstrate a clear understanding of the difference between food intolerances and allergies Understand the main causes and symptoms of food intolerances Show awareness of the FSA’s regulations surrounding food allergens Identify the different food allergens and their common symptoms Provide customers with helpful information on allergenic food and assist them with their food choices Prevent cross-contamination when preparing, manufacturing, storing & handling food Key Features of Allergen Awareness Course: Accredited, quality CPD training Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover Course material developed by qualified professionals Self-paced learning accessible via laptop, tablet and smartphone 24/7 Learning assistance and tutor support Discounts on bulk purchases

SKU: 271536 Category:


Food science_Food safety


Course Curriculum

Module 1: Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics

In module one, we will look at the differences between food allergies and food intolerance, and which key foodstuffs they can be associated with.

Module 2: Food Intolerances – Causes and Symptoms

In module two, we will explore the main types, causes and symptoms of food intolerances.

Module 3: Allergies – Causes and Symptoms

In module three, we will explore the main types, causes and symptoms of food allergies.

Module 4: Allergen Facts

In module four, we will take a look at some food allergy facts and statistics that every food and catering professional should be aware of.

Module 5: Food Allergens and the Law

In module five, we will explore the law, regulations, legislation and guidelines surrounding food allergens.

Module 6: Food Allergens – Practical Steps

In module six, we will learn more about the 14 different types of food allergens and the practical steps we can take to prevent cross-contamination in food.

Module 7: Allergen Information for Consumers

In module seven, we will take a look at food labelling and other important allergen information for consumers.

Module 8: Internal Monitoring and Review

In module eight, we will learn the procedures for undertaking food safety monitoring in the food business, food manufacturing and catering industry.

Module 9: External Monitoring and Review

In module nine, we will take a look at the role of the government and food safety inspectors, in regards to monitoring food safety in the food business, food manufacturing and catering industry.


All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.