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Allergen Awareness

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Allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts to a usually harmless substance as though it is harmful. Why this happens, isn’t clear. However, most sufferers come from families that have a history of allergies, or related problems. Every year, the number of people with allergies is increasing so having an awareness of potential allergens and why they can be harmful is becoming more important, particularly if you work in the service industry. 

What does the Allergen Awareness online course cover?

This course covers general allergies, food allergies and food intolerance's and explain the differences between them. It covers the 14 allergens controlled by legislation along with food additives and how they can trigger allergic reactions. It takes a detailed look at the symptoms of food allergies and takes in the wider picture discussing the current theories of why rates are increasing. It then finishes off by covering practical steps that can be taken to reduce the risk from allergens and also what steps can be taken both internally and externally to monitor the control measures.

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Course Modules

Food Intolerance and Allergens: the Basics
Pass percentage required:70%
Food Intolerances - Causes and Symptoms
Pass percentage required:70%
Allergies - Causes and Symptoms
Pass percentage required:70%
Allergen Facts
Pass percentage required:70%
Food Allergens and the Law
Pass percentage required:70%
Food Allergens - Practical Steps
Pass percentage required:70%
Allergen Information for Consumers
Pass percentage required:70%
Internal Monitoring and Review
Pass percentage required:70%
External Monitoring and Review
Pass percentage required:70%

Recommended system requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7+ or Mac OSX (10.8+)
  • Browser: A modern and up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1 Gb+ RAM
  • Additional Software: Flash Player (latest version)
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)