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  •  Institute of Hospitality endorsed certificate and 1 CPD credit.
  •  Takes an average of 1 hour to complete.
  •  Instant access to PDF certificate on completion.
  •  No hidden costs - includes 12-months access and unlimited assessment resits.

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Food Allergy Awareness - Target Audience

Millions of people in the UK are affected by a food allergy, which makes safely eating food difficult for them. For some, even a small amount of a certain food can cause a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction. To help allergy sufferers avoid unnecessary harm, it is essential that food handlers understand allergens and allergenic cross-contamination.

Also, the Food Information Regulations 2014 require food businesses to provide allergen information with the food they produce. Specifically, businesses must indicate which of the 14 allergens are present in the food they produce and communicate this correctly. They must also have good food safety measures in place to prevent the cross-contamination of allergens.

This food allergen awareness course will explore what causes food allergies and how to manage them. It also covers communicating allergen information and Natasha's Law, an important upcoming change to allergen legislation. It is suitable for anyone working in a catering and retail environment, such as:

  • Restaurants, cafes and coffee shops.
  • Supermarkets.
  • Takeaways.
  • Bakeries and butchers.
  • Food markets/stalls.

We have a tailored food allergy online training course for those working in a manufacturing environment.

Online Food Allergy Awareness Training Course with instant downloadable Institute of Hospitality certificate

Instant start & login available 24/7 | Duration 60 minutes | 1 CPD credit

Food Allergy Awareness - Course Overview


All food businesses must have a food safety management system in place to make sure the food they produce is safe. This system is also required to comply with food safety legislation such as the Food Safety Act 1990.

An effective food safety management system must contain information on allergens and detail the measures required to control allergenic cross-contamination. It must also detail the measures required to protect its customers from experiencing allergic reactions. This is important to avoid any potential legal, financial and moral repercussions.

After completing this allergen training course, learners will understand:

  • The different forms of food hypersensitivity are, along with their symptoms and causes.
  • The 14 main allergens are and how they are used in food.
  • Food information legislation and how allergen information must be provided for prepacked and non-prepacked foods.
  • Precautionary allergen labelling and when it is used.
  • How allergenic cross-contamination occurs.
  • The measures that must be taken while preparing and storing food to minimise allergenic cross-contamination.

Further Training

For further food safety training, consider our Level 2 Food Safety for Catering or Level 2 Food Safety for Retail courses. Both of these courses cover the information required to maintain good food hygiene and safety practices at work. We also offer a HACCP Principles training course, designed to help businesses create an effective food safety management system.


It takes approximately 1 hour to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.


All candidates must complete a multiple choice assessment after working through the training material. The candidate will be asked 12 multiple choice questions and need to answer a minimum of 9 correctly to pass. Candidates will be given instant feedback after completing the assessment stating whether they have passed or failed. The assessment can be retaken as many times as is required to pass at no additional cost.

Module Summary

In this module, learners will explore:

  • Food allergy symptoms.
  • Information on food intolerance and hypersensitivity.
  • Signs of coeliac disease.
  • Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies and other causes of allergic reactions.
  • Anaphylaxis and when to use an adrenaline auto-injector.
  • The 14 allergens, including sesame seeds and cereals containing gluten, and how they can be 'hidden' in food.

This module covers:

  • Food information legislation.
  • Information requirements for prepacked, non-prepacked and prepacked for direct sale foods.
  • How allergen information must be provided when selling online or by phone.
  • 'Gluten-free' and voluntary allergen labelling.

In this module, learners will cover:

  • How allergenic cross-contamination occurs.
  • Creating an allergen management policy.
  • How to avoid the cross-contamination of allergens when preparing food.
  • Correctly storing allergens.

Food Allergy Awareness - Accreditation and Certification

Institute of Hospitality Certificate

Successful candidates will receive a Institute of Hospitality Certificate and 1 CPD Credit.

This certificate is accepted by local authorities as proof of training.

There is no expiry date on the certificate as there is no formally recognised requirement for re-training. More information on how often should you do food safety training and renew food hygiene certificates.

All Commodious training courses, systems and services have been registered to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. Quality Management Systems Ltd (QMS) made this prestigious award to Commodious in January 2018. This gives assurance that the training and assessment was completed with a quality registered organisation.

Food Allergy Awareness Training Course - System requirements

Our courses are compatible with the latest versions of all modern desktop web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. On mobile devices, they are compatible with the latest version of Safari or Google Chrome running on iOS 12/Android 6.0 or later.

You can check your current web browser, and whether it is the latest version, by visiting

For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome version 90 or later. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer to access our courses as this can cause compatibility issues and lead to a poor experience.

Bulk Purchases

After a successful purchase you will be automatically taken to our registration process. Here you create your learner(s) and assign the course(s) to them so that they can start training immediately. If you do not know all the learner details - no problem, you can return later and create the learners when it suits you.

The system automatically creates an admin group of your learners, this means you can access your learner accounts to obtain certificates or schedule reports on the progress of your group, useful for Health & Safety audits or Registration to organisations such as CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine etc or site access when certificates are required.

If this all sounds too complicated feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to enrol you or your colleagues on your behalf.

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Food Allergy Awareness

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