Understanding and Control of Food Allergens in Catering

The Understanding and Control of Food Allergens in Catering aims to provide knowledge and understanding of allergens in catering to facilitate compliance with the Food Information for Consumers Regulations.

Food allergies and intolerances are life changing. In the UK they affect around 8% of children and 2% of adults. In December 2014, the law on how allergen information is provided by food businesses changed, to make it easier when buying food or eating out with an allergy or intolerance. Under these regulations, a change to the existing enforcement regime has been taken forward with a move away from the across-the-board use of frontline criminal offences to a more proportionate and targeted regime using improvement notices.

Course Content

Understanding and Control of Food Allergens in Catering Course Content:

  • Introduction to food allergens
  • Health implications
  • Legal requirements for control
  • Customer requirements for control
  • Identifying food allergens
  • Allergen management system
  • Practical control of allergens in the catering environment

Training Method:


Course Outcome/Qualification:

Certificate of Attendance

Understanding and Control of Food Allergens in Catering
Duration½ Day
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateContact us for dates
PriceAvailable on a company basis only.


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