Allergen awareness

Allergen awareness training course

Allergen Awareness course



The incident of allergies and allergic reactions have been increasing in the UK. Allergies can cause severe life threatening allergic reactions called Anaphylaxis. It is estimated that 21 million people in the UK suffer from at least one type of allergy. Up to 8% of children and 2% of adults are diagnosed with a food allergy. Although there are no cures for food allergies, having the information about the allergen contents in the food prior to ordering and eating food can help us make correct and potentially life saving decisions about what to order and what to eat.




2 to 2.5 hours (depending on group size).


Course content


  • Definition of allergen and types of allergies
  • Food allergy
  • The 14 allergens
  • Food labelling standards
  • Legislation
  • Understanding food allergen awareness in catering
  • Selling & displaying food
  • Packaging food
  • Responsibilities of the operator & the consumer
  • Cross contamination
  • Symptoms and signs of allergic reactions
  • Management of allergic reactions and anaphylaxis



Please contact MEDISAFE TRAINING  today on   0121 769 2827 for a very competitive unbeatable quote. The course price includes course handouts and certification for each delegate.



Assessment is ongoing by the instructor.




A certificate of attendance from MEDISAFE TRAINING will be emailed within 48 hours to the lead person subject to successful completion of the course by the delegate. Hard copy certificates can be provided at additional cost per certificate.


Important Information


Please note that it is a requirement that candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline and must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.


Candidates should have good English literacy and numeracy skills to understand the course and to complete the assessments.


Please also note that ID will need to be checked at the outset of the course for candidate verification process.


  • The training room should be quiet and of appropriate size.
  • Staff should be off work and not expected to be on duty.
  • Staff attending should remain on the course for the entire duration of the training course.
Allergen Awareness training course
Allergen Awareness training course