What are the learning objectives of the Trust20 Food Allergy Certificate training?

This training contains eight modules containing information about the fundamentals of food allergies and the methods to protect people with allergies from reactions.

The training exists to provide and assess an understanding of the fundamentals of food allergy and the methods to protect people with allergies from reactions. The course objectives include eight modules and after completing the training, learners will be able to:

  1. Define a food allergy, identify items that can cause reactions, and explain the dangers of reactions.
  2. Differentiate between an allergy and an intolerance and classify how symptoms would affect the learner.
  3. Define anaphylaxis, explain the importance of following emergency protocols, and practice the steps of the emergency response. 
  4. Discover allergens listed on food labels and identify potential risks in common items.
  5. Explain how allergies can be introduced through food contact, select areas of improper storage and categorize acceptable and unacceptable deliveries. 
  6. Explain why communication is important to reducing risks and compare different ways to use communication to reduce risks.
  7. Recognize how cross contact can occur in preparation and serving, identify areas where care should be taken to reduce risk, and compare responsibilities of staff members.
  8. Explain the importance of proper cleaning and hygiene and identify proper cleaning methods.