Allergen Awareness Course

This Allergen Awareness course covers the different types of allergenic hazards and how to minimise them in an environment that serves food.

10 Lessons
Online Assessment
1 Hour

What you'll learn in the Allergen Awareness course

The Allergen Awareness course covers essential topics such as identifying the 14 major allergens, understanding food labels, recognizing symptoms and reactions, differentiating between allergies and intolerances, understanding allergen-related laws, and emphasizes your responsibilities in managing allergens.

Taking the course is important for ensuring food safety and customer wellbeing. It helps individuals and businesses understand and manage food allergens effectively, comply with legal requirements, and prevent allergic reactions in consumers. This knowledge is crucial for anyone involved in food preparation, handling, and service.

This Allergen Awareness course covers

Introduction to Allergens
  • Introduction to Allergens

  • Key Terms

Reactions and Symptoms
  • Allergic Reactions and Symptoms

  • Allergies. Intolerance. Coeliac – What’s the difference?

  • Allergen Tips

Allergenic Hazards
  • Allergenic Hazards

  • Allergens on Food Labels

Course Detail

Online Delivery

Fully online course with no time limits. Multiple online assessment attempts allowed.


This course covers and complies with The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.

Expert Trainer

Course and Assessment created and approved by a QQI Level 6 Fully Certified Expert Trainer.

Certificate Expiry

Course and Assessment must be completed every 3 years as per industry best practice.

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