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Food Allergen Awareness

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This Food Allergen Awareness online training is designed to help food handlers understand their responsibilities in relation to food labelling, food allergens and cross contamination.

Course Duration: Approx 20 minutes

Food operators in the UK have a duty to make customers aware of any food allergens present in the food they prepare and serve.  Food allergies can be mild or severe.  Around 3% of the UK population have a food allergy and are at risk of potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.  It is therefore essential that consumers are provided with clear information when they buy food.

Food businesses are required by law to train their staff in allergen awareness. Food handlers should know the procedures when asked to provide allergen information, be trained to accurately handle allergen information requests and be able to guarantee that allergen free meals are served to the right customers.

This certified online course enable you or your business to comply with the UK’s allergen laws. This includes the legal requirements related to allergen labelling and what information businesses must provide to their customers. Delegates will learn the key highlights from the legislations including the Food Information Regulations Act 2014, including the new amendment made 1st October 2021 known as Natasha’s law.

The course also provides links to other useful information.


Course Content

Module 1An introduction to Food Allergen Awareness
Module 2Food Allergies and the law
Module 3How to avoid cross contamination

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Who should take this Food Allergen Awareness online course?

This course is best suited for food handlers or business owners at all levels, whether they prepare, handle, sell or serve food products.

This includes staff that work in:

  • Restaurants or takeaways
  • Cafe, coffee and sandwich shops
  • Supermarkets
  • Bakeries, butchers and delicatessens
  • Food markets, stalls and food trucks
  • Online food retailers

Aims and learning outcomes

By the end of this course learners will understand:

  • What food allergens and allergies are
  • Common types of food allergies and reactions
  • What the law says about labelling and awareness
  • Understand how to prevent cross contamination through effective food safety procedures when preparing and serving food

Our online courses

All of our online courses are made of comprehensive learning materials, in-depth content with high quality videos and images to provide you with an engaging, interactive learning experience. 

They can be taken on any device that can access the internet, and all of our courses have a full audio voiceover and are fully online with no time limits.


All our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service, as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. This allows us to be consistent in providing recognised courses of the highest quality.

All of our courses include a quality assured certificate, downloadable and ready to print at your convenience, on completion of the final assessment. We also provide a link that can be forwarded to employers to verify your certification, and provide evidence for compliance and audit.

Certificates do not have an expiry date, however, based on the industry best practice guidelines, the recommended period for renewal of this training is 1 year.


During this online course you may encounter a few brief in-course questions that are designed solely to maximise user engagement and reinforce your learning throughout. These in-course features aren’t marked and, therefore, won’t affect your final assessment score.

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked to answer a selection of multiple choice questions with a pass rate of 100% for the final assessment. Don’t worry if you don’t pass! You will have unlimited attempts to retake the assessment and achieve a 100% pass rate, at no extra cost. Answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know if you have passed, or whether you have to re-take the test before you can access your certificate. 

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