Food Allergy Awareness

Overview & Benefits

Eating out can be dangerous for allergy sufferers as statistics by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) suggest that 7 out of 10 reactions happen when eating out and 1 in 5 allergic reactions for children occur in schools. It is therefore no surprise that research by the Food Standards Agency and Allergy UK suggest 53% of allergy sufferers avoid eating out because they do not trust the information they are given. This situation has improved with a legal requirement, under the Food Information Regulations 2014, for food businesses to declare 14 allergenic ingredients in both prepacked and non-prepacked food and drink. This information must be accurate and consistent, and can be communicated to the consumer either written, verbally or both.


This 4 hour accredited course is ideal for anyone who prepares, serves or sells food in any type of food business. Candidates on this course will gain essential knowledge on how to comply with current food safety legislation and how to identify and control allergenic hazards.



Course Topics


  • An introduction to food allergy, food intolerance and coeliac disease
  • Food allergy case studies
  • Common food allergies
  • Hidden allergens in food
  • Food Information Regulations 2014
  • Allergenic hazards from delivery to service
  • Dealing with 'free from' allergen request




Assessment Method

The assessment method is a 45 minute multiple-choice examination, consisting of 20 questions. To pass the candidate must correctly answer 14 or more questions.


 In-house only

This course is only available for an-house booking.


Contact us for information about the price and availability.



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