Food Allergy and Intolerance: New food allergy labelling legislation (FIR)

From 13 December 2014, the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC) comes into force. These European rules will be enforced in the UK by the Food Information Regulations 2014 (FIR). FIR will change the way you and your staff provide information to your customers or service users.
These regulations affect those who
• provide meals in a café or restaurant
• sell food that you wrap yourself, such as loose bread rolls, sandwiches, cakes, deli products or other unpackaged foods
• provide institutional catering such as in schools, hospitals and care homes

Learning Aims

The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the 2014 Food information Regulations, their impact on food preparation within health and social care establishments and the responsibilities of all those catering and care staff who prepare meals.

Course Content

• Explain the Food Information Regulations (FIR) (2014) and their rationale
• Describe why food allergy is important
• List the 14 Allergens contained in the FIR (2014)
• Illustrate how to provide allergen information to clients
• Clarify the role of catering / care staff in the importance of documentation and recording
• Recognise the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction
• Deliver first aid to a person suffering from a severe allergic
• Safely use adrenaline auto-injectors i.e. (EpiPen)

Complementary Courses

• Food Hygiene and Safety
• Infection Control
• Diet and Nutrition



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