Allergies and intolerances to food continues to be a significant health issue, both in the UK and internationally.  According to the Food Standards Agency around 1 to 2% of adults and 5 to 8% of children in the UK have a food allergy, with upto 1 in 55 children having a peanut allergy.  In addtion some people need to avoid certain foods because of food intolerance.


It is recognised that accredited training e.g. Level 2 or Level 3 in Food Allergens is not suitable for everyone's needs and companies recognise that there is a need for training they do not wish to subject their staff to a formal examination that accompanies accredited training. 


This course is suitable for anyone who is involved in the preparation of food in catering, schools, canteens, residential care homes.

Allergen Awareness

In-House Training
  • By the end of the course the learner will understand:

    • Common allergens and intolerances
    • The different role in ensuring that food ingredients and allergens are managed effectively
    • Procedures relating to the control of comtanination and cross-contamination of allergenic ingredients
    • Hygiene considerations with regard to allergen and ingredient control