Allergen and Food Safety

Level 2 HABC Award in Food Allergen Awareness and Control in Catering (RQF)

  • Entry Requirements - none

This 1 day accredited qualification awarded by Highfield is ideal as an introduction and will provide learners with an understanding of why food allergens need to be controlled and the strategies of this control.  It covers food intolerance and the 14 key allergens under current EU regulations. These include keeping and making information available about allergen ingredients, reducing cross contamination and providing advice to customers.  It is recommended that you take this qualification if you are involved in the handling of food in any catering or hospitality setting. A 15 question multiple choice examination paper is taken at the end of the day.

Level 3 HABC Award in Food Allergen Management in Catering (RQF)

  • Entry Requirements -  Level 2 food safety and allergen knowledge

This 1 day accredited qualification awarded by Highfield and sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework is aimed at learners responsible for the purchase, delivery, production and service of food in the catering industry. It is also suitable for those owning/managing a smaller catering business. The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. Learners achieving this qualification will have knowledge and understanding relating to the control of food ingredients, including allergens, at all stages of food purchase and production. Topics covered include the manager’s role in ensuring food ingredients are effectively managed, accurate communication of ingredient information from supplier to consumer, the importance of practical controls to reduce the risk of allergenic contamination and methods of managing ingredient controls and procedures.  A 30 question multiple choice examination paper is taken at the end of the day. 

The topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.

This qualification is supported by Allergy UK, who regard it as suitable staff training for catering outlets that wish to apply for their Allergy Aware Scheme.

Food Hygiene and HACCP Training 

We offer a wide range of food hygiene and HACCP qualifications which can be sector specific to ensure all learning is relevant. These can be an accredited qualification or a staff awareness training day.

It is recommended that anyone involved in the handling of food has a responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensure that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat. Whether food is being produced, prepared, cooked, served, stored or distributed. 

Choose from refresher, elementary, intermediate and advanced Food Hygiene, HACCP, First Aid, General Health & Safety Awareness.

A follow-up Train the Trainer course is available to support the individual in their training role and refresh their training skills.