Introduction to Food Allergens


  • A more in-depth course for food allergens
  • Interactive and engaging
  • High quality, instructor voice led training
  • Prepared by market leading experts
  • For PC, iPad or iPhone
  • 1 hour to complete
  • Instant Certificate from Highfield Awarding Body
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Introduction to Food Allergens

Approved by Allergy UK as meeting the standards required to become a part of the Allergy Aware Scheme.
Food allergies and intolerances are at the top of many food businesses watch lists, and yet high-profile allergen cases are never far from the news headlines. It is important that anyone working in the food industry is aware of allergens, and the steps that should be taken to effectively manage and control the risk of allergens.

The Course

This course is an ideal introduction to allergens, whether for experienced food handlers and supervisors or people new to working in an environment where food is stored, prepared, cooked or handled.

Areas Covered

  • 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
  • “Free from” claims
  • Managing allergens from purchase to service
  • Providing allergen information to customers

Who Is It Aimed At?

Ideal for employee inductions and any worker who has any responsibility for storing, preparing, cooking or serving food.


  • No prior knowledge needed
  • Typical Duration 1 – 2 hours

How It Works

Our e-learning is available to use on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs and laptops. All you need is an internet connection. Learners simply log on to the Learner Management System (LMS) and work their way through the course, along with the scenarios that provide them with real-life context.
Learners are assessed at the end of the course by multiple-choice questions.


Learners will receive an e-learning completion certificate, which is downloadable upon successfully finishing the course.

Additional information


Level 1