An allergen in food is one of 14 identified ingredients which may cause an allergic reaction if consumed. Some 2 million people in the UK have an allergy to certain ingredients in food and in many cases these are managed in a trouble-free manner. However, a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to an allergen accounts for 5000 hospital admissions each year and can cause death. Any business providing food to the public (both directly and indirectly) is now required by law to provide information on allergens contained in the food. Non-compliance with the requirements can be serious and may result in fines, criminal prosecution or both
Who is it for?
This course is designed for anyone running or managing a business which involves the manufacturing, preparing or serving of food. Such businesses include manufacturers, outside catering companies, restaurants, takeaways, cafes, tea rooms, bistros and workplace canteens
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Tyro Training
This course is delivered over ½ day
What will I learn?
- What are food allergens
- The 14 allergens
- Risks associated with food allergens
- The law relating to provision of information
- Acceptable methods of providing information
- Penalties for not providing information
There is no formal assessment for this course