Allergen Awareness

Allergen Awareness


This course covers general allergies, food allergies and food intolerances and explains the differences between them. It covers the 14 allergens controlled by legislation along with food additives and how they can trigger allergic reactions. It takes a detailed look at the symptoms of food allergies and takes in the wider picture discussing the current theories of why rates are increasing. It then finishes off by covering practical steps that can be taken to reduce the risk from allergens and also what steps can be taken both internally and externally to monitor the control measures.

Approved by CPD – Duration 100 mins* – €30.00


Course Module Number Module Name Pass % Required
Allergen Awareness 1 Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics 70
Allergen Awareness 2 Food Intolerances – Causes and Symptoms 70
Allergen Awareness 3 Allergies – Causes and Symptoms 70
Allergen Awareness 4 Allergen Facts 70
Allergen Awareness 5 Food Allergens and the Law 70
Allergen Awareness 6 Food Allergens – Practical Steps 70
Allergen Awareness 7 Allergen Information for Consumers 70
Allergen Awareness 8 Internal Monitoring and Review 70
Allergen Awareness 9 External Monitoring and Review 70

Additional Information

The course content has been written by experts with a lot of experience working in the field of food safety. Our Allergen Awareness Course covers a broad range of topics such as;

  • Introduction to food allergens
  • Allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease
  • Symptoms of allergic reactions and how to respond
  • Allergens legislation
  • Food labelling requirements
  • The 14 regulated allergens controlled by legislation
  • ‘Free from’ claims
  • Managing allergens from purchase to service
  • Providing allergen information to customers

The Allergen Awareness Course has been developed to be of interest to everyone who works in the food industry, organisations and businesses who operate in the food industry and even consumers who would like to learn more about food allergies and how to handle allergens safely.

It is a real challenge to eat safely when you live with a food allergy. The only way to manage the condition is simply to avoid all of the food that causes a reaction. Recent studies show that 5% of children and 3% of adults in Ireland and 1-2% of adults and 5-8% of children in the UK live with a food allergy and 1 in 100 people in Ireland and the UK have coeliac disease. Most worryingly, it is estimated that there are approximately 10 deaths per year as a result of food allergies.

If you require support to carry out a review of your general allergies, food allergies and food intolerances, or require further information on our Allergen Awareness Course, please contact a member of our team at Phoenix STS Ltd


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