Allergy Awareness


Joint Award with REHIS

Aim of the Course

To protect increasing numbers of people with allergies, focusing particularly on food allergies, by providing those responsible for their care and their food with information and skills

Objectives of the Course

  • To understand the needs of people with allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease and the challenges of choosing food suitable for them when shopping and eating out
  • To know which foods are most likely to cause reactions and which dishes contain those allergens
  • To understand the legal obligations of supplying food to people with allergies and intolerances
  • To understand about related conditions such as asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis
  • To have some insight into the needs of particular groups, babies, young children, teenagers and the elderly, and appreciate who is at greatest risk
  • To know how to choose, prepare and serve suitable food for somebody with a food allergy or intolerance
  • To understand environmental and other allergy risks in the everyday environment eg from latex, soap, and cleaning products

The core syllabus content is for food handlers. Additional optional materials and different exam papers mean that the course can easily be adapted for different delegate groups eg Nurseries, Schools and Care Staff.

This Course Qualifies for

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