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Allergen Guidance

Allergen Guidance

This course will give an overview of food safety and laws relating to allergens

This course meets regulations for food handlers in the United Kingdom.


Duration: 1 Hour     CPD Points: 1

  • Objectives

    At the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

    • Identify common food allergens
    • Understand labelling rules and food laws regarding allergens
    • Describe allergen ingredient recording
  • Course Content

    Unit 1

    • Course Introduction – Allergen Guidance for Food Businesses
    • Food Hypersensitivity
    • Anaphylaxis
    • What to Do If Someone Has Anaphylaxis
    • Food Information Legislation
    • The 14 Allergens, Food Additives and Processing Aids
    • Prepacked and Non-Prepacked Food
    • Prepacked for Direct Sale (PPDS)
    • Distance Selling, Staff Training
    • Allergens in Ingredients
    • Labelling of Prepacked Food
    • Packaging, General Cleaning and Storage
    • Reducing Cross-contamination Risks
    • When Things Go Wrong, Requirements for Non-prepacked Food
    • Allergen Management
    • Requirements for Prepacked Food
    • Labelling Allergens on Prepacked Products
    • Cross-Contamination
    • Food Preparation
    • Precautionary Allergen Labelling
    • Gluten-Free Claims
    • Free From Claims
  • Certification

    On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Allergen Guidance for Food Businesses free course certificate.


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