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Food Allergy Awareness

Understand the symptoms and causes of hypersensitivity from food ingestion, and how to deal with them.

This course runs with a full audio voice-over to help you retain that key information and fly through the end of course exam. There's also a helpful glossary of word definitions to download - see the paperclip icon next to the course introduction in Module 1.

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Starting date

July 2022


60-80 minutes in bite-size chunks



What you are going to learn

The objectives of this course

If you work in the hospitality and public-facing service sector it pays to keep your food safety knowledge up to date. It may even help to save a life!
Certification Food Allergy Awareness
Throughout this bite-size course you will :

  • Discover what food hypersensitivity is
  • Identify some of the symptoms and causes
  • Understand the rules for allergen information
  • Identify the 14 main allergens
  • Learn your responsibilities working within a food business

Richard Hannay

Managing director of HSQC and industry expert with over 35 years of experience. Richard is our head training officer.
Richard is a Director of SAFERPEST a company providing integrated pest management and public health services in London and throughout the UK.Richard is a founder director of the ACADEMY OF HOSPITALITY an international London based forum for hospitality professionals and leading experts who are committed to excellence in safety, disease management and environmental quality in the hospitality industry.

A qualified Public Health Practitioner with a passion for Natural Therapeutics, who has studied and worked extensively in the Middle East, USA and Europe.

Course feedback

"HSQC Academy helped me and my front of house colleagues to better understand the requirements around food hygiene and safety."
Senior product manager
"The training from HSQC Academy certainly helped us become better prepared for the recent  unannounced EHO visit."
Sous Chef
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