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The qualification is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of food allergens and foods that commonly cause intolerances, their characteristics and effects, the importance of effectively communicating information regarding allergenic ingredients to customers, and how staff can minimise the risk of cross-contamination from allergenic ingredients. This course is designed for food industry personnel with responsibility for food safety and quality management. The course is most relevant to persons who work in QA management, engineering, production and R&D management roles and who are responsible for label development in food industries where allergen cross-contact can be an issue.

Who can attend

The qualification is aimed at food handlers and other staff involved in food preparation and service who work within the catering industry. This qualification is supported by Allergy UK, who regard it as suitable staff training for catering outlets that wish to apply for their Allergy Aware Scheme.

Assessment Method

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examination.


To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 5 hours of learning in total.

Evaluation and certification

International awarding body HABC UK certification

Allergen management Training in Dubai

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to food allergens
  • Allergies, intolerances and coeliac disease
  • Symptoms of allergic reaction
  • Allergens legislation
  • Food labelling requirements
  • The 14 regulated allergens
  • Free-from claims
  • Managing allergens from purchase to service
  • Providing allergen information to customers

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