Training

Free online courses for anyone working in food service

All about Allergens training is a free online course for anyone working in food service. 

Everyone working in food service,  from the manager through to the food preparation and food service staff – needs to be aware of the risks that food allergies pose. It is also important to know how to identify and manage food allergens and how to respond to enquiries from customers with food allergies.

All about Allergens is the course to undertake initially.

Time to complete: 1 - 1.5 hours.

The next step for cooks and chefs: general food service has been developed to build on the knowledge gained from the All about Allergens course.  It is designed specifically for chefs and cooks working in general food service kitchens, to assist them in making their food business safer for customers with food allergies.  

Complete All about Allergens first.

Time to complete: 1 - 1.5 hours.

The next step for cooks, chefs and camp staff (who may be involved in food service) has been developed to build on the knowledge gained from the All about Allergens course.  It is designed specifically for chefs and cooks working in camps, to assist them in making camps safer for people with food allergies.  

Complete All about Allergens first.

Time to complete: 1 - 1.5 hours.

The next step for cooks and chefs: hospitals is being developed to build on the knowledge gained from the All about Allergens course.  It is designed specifically for chefs and cooks working in hospital kitchens, to assist them in making their food safer for patients and staff with food allergies.  

Complete All about Allergens first.

Resources

The All about Allergens Resource hub provides an overview of the legislative context for food allergens in food service and manufacturing and also information to assist food service authorised officers to help to improve practises around food allergen management. Authorised officers have the opportunity to help educate the food service and food manufacturing sectors about food allergen management.

The Food allergen portal was created by the Allergen Collaboration to provide different sectors in the community with links to best practice food allergen resources and key messages to promote in the different sectors.

A food allergy awareness project supported by

This project received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

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