The course, entitled Allergen Awareness, is designed to introduce learners to the rules and legislation around food labelling and catering in relation to food allergies and allergenic ingredients.
It precedes the new EU legislation coming into effect on 13December, which requires changes to the way food allergen information is communicated to customers in pubs, restaurants and foodservice operations.
The BIIAB accredited course is delivered in five units; ‘Allergies and their effect in the body’, ‘Rules and Legislation’, ‘Labelling’, ‘In the Restaurant’ and ‘Responsibilities’.
Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to identify the 14 allergens (and products of them) that must be labelled as being present in foods, state the applicable law, know important definitions in relation to where food is sold and how it is packaged, define food allergy and allergic reactions in the body and list symptoms of allergic reactions.
Staff will also be able to outline the difference between food allergy and food intolerance, understand the key rules and legislation surrounding food labelling and catering, state which staff members are impacted by legislation; and, finally, identify the responsibilities of the operator and the consumer in relation to the provision of allergen information.
At the end of the course participants will be required to answer 30 questions, 70% of which must be correct to achieve a pass.
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David Dasher, CPL Online’s managing director said: “This course offers operators a quick and cost effective solution to ensure employees are compliant with all allergen related EU regulations. The course is not only comprehensive and compliant but is delivered using imaginative animation and technology that is engaging for the e-learner.”
British Institute of Innkeeping’s Gareth Phillips added: “The introduction of the EU Legislation relating to the food labelling and in particular allergens will have a far reaching impact on our industry.
"This BII accredited course created by CPL Online is a perfect solution for individuals in the industry wanting to get up to speed with the subject and for larger hospitality businesses to ensure their employees are compliant."