Foodservice and hospitality businesses often have some ‘churn’ in staff which means inductions and regular training for front of house, kitchen and foodservice staff on the topic of food allergens. Now that the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation, (effective 13 December 2014) is in place, any business providing food to the public needs to ensure compliance with the Regulation. http://www.food.gov.uk/business-industry/allergy-guide/allergen-resources#toc-2
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) offers FREE allergen information training which can be undertaken by staff at their convenience. Once the online training is completed a certificate will be issued to every learner who passes the course. The training can be use by food businesses, consumers and Environmental Health Officers.
The FSA has also created an online labelling training for foodservice professionals and producers, to explain the changes that the EU Food Information for Consumers regulation brings to a label.
Institute members and non-members can free and members-only information that explains all about the Food Information Regulation (FIR) and what businesses have to do to comply with it.