This interactive training has been developed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for Local Authorities' enforcement officers. However, it might also be of interest to food industry organisations and businesses, consumers and others who would like to learn more about food allergies and how to handle allergens safely.
Eating safely when living with a food allergy is a challenge. The only way to manage the condition is avoidance of the food that causes a reaction. It is important that Food Business Operators (FBOs) provide safe food, and it is the responsibility of local authorities to enforce the rules in relation to allergens.
In the UK, there are approximately:
- 1-2% of adults and 5-8% of children who live with a food allergy
- 1 in 100 people have coeliac disease
It is also estimated that there are approximately 10 deaths per year as a result of food allergies
The modules in this training
There are six modules with a test at the end of each one. You will need to register, answer a short survey and then study the modules. You will then be able to complete the tests for each module.