Food allergies and food intolerances can be unpleasant, complicate life and in the worst cases, are fatal. You and your food business has a moral and legal responsibility to ensure that the food you manufacture and handle does not become contaminated with undeclared allergens.
Allergen Awareness is an entry level course which has been designed to give you a fundamental understanding of food allergens and how they affect “at-risk” consumers”. It also provides you with a basic understanding of the seriousness of food allergies along with your role in the allergen management process.
The training is presented in interactive video format which breaks down key learning’s, steps and processes in an easy to understand format. You can choose to complete the course all-at-once or in smaller time frames to suit your schedule.
At the completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:
- Define what a food allergy is
- List common allergens of concern within the local environment
- Identify the impact that food allergy has on individuals and the wider community
- Demonstrate an understanding of why the food industry is required to manage allergens
- Recall different food handler responsibilities and GMP’s relating to allergen management
- Explain the concept of allergen cross contact and the potential for cross contact in a food production process
- Outline key legal requirements relating to allergen labelling
This training is suitable for all food personnel including production and service employees, food safety supervisors, HACCP team members, QA professionals, food auditors, administration support, food consultants, contractors and senior management. This is a great course to develop your food allergen knowledge or as a refresher to your current knowledge.
This course is personally trained by Amanda Evans-Lara who is a qualified trainer and auditor with over 20 years’ experience in food safety.
Duration: 1 hour (including assessment)
Award: Certificate of Competency (on successful completion of knowledge assessment)
FSMA Compliance: This course has been designed to provide you with basic food allergen knowledge. Successful completion may contribute to your compliance with the definition of a qualified individual, as described under §117.4 Qualifications of individuals who manufacture, process, or hold food.
Allergen Bureau VITAL Training: This course forms part of the Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling (VITAL®) Program as recognised by the Allergen Bureau, Australia.