Allergen Awareness Course

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

Course Details:

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


100 minutes

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.

In order to successfully pass this online Allergen Awareness Course, you will be required to gain the following results.

Module Module Name
1 Food Intolerance and Allergens: the
2 Food Intolerances – Causes and
3 Allergies – Causes and Symptoms 70%
4 Allergen Facts 70%
5 Food Allergens and the Law 70%
6 Food Allergens – Practical Steps 70%
7 Allergen Information for Consumers 70%
8 Internal Monitoring and Review 70%
9 External Monitoring and Review 70%

On successful completion of your online Allergen Awareness Course, you can download and print your certificate.


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