Allergen awareness

Allergen awareness – Overview

This short course focuses on raising awareness of food allergens.

It includes examples and case studies with strategies for controlling and managing the risks associated with food allergens.

Course details below or download course outline.

Session objectives
  • To raise awareness of food allergens
  • To assist participants to identify food allergens in their business or workplace
  • To provide guidance on handling and preparing foods for customers will allergies
  • Understanding Allergic reactions, signs & symptoms and treatment
Topics covered
  • The major food allergens
  • Statutory requirements
  • Labelling and packaging
  • Identifying allergen hazards in the workplace
  • Preventing cross-contamination
  • Accurately responding to customer enquiries
Who should attend?

This programme is suitable for all staff in food businesses and for all staff in any organisation who are involved in food handling.

Course format

A two-hour session, for up to 12 people, with a quiz to test participants’ knowledge and understanding at the end of the session. All participants receive a certificate of attendance and take-away reference materials from the Food Standards Agency.

Expert trainer

Frances is a highly qualified (MA, BSc, FRSPH, Chartered Fellow CIPD, MCIEH, Post Grad Law Cert) independent consultant and trainer in the health and safety field with a postgraduate certificate in law. Formerly a training manager in a large London hospital, and with a background before that in catering management, Frances is also a registered CIEH and RSPH trainer, a qualified Food Inspector and Mentor and Affiliate of the Institute of Fire Engineers. She also has experience as a senior lecturer at a London college.

She has extensive practical management experience and is a very popular trainer generally but particularly in the hospitality and commercial sectors as well as with local and central government departments. With over 20 years’ training experience in a diverse cross-section of organisations and holding various management and consultancy roles in global industries, Frances has a wide range of experience to draw upon.

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