Introduction to Allergens and Allergen Management

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About this course

Level 2
Duration: 3 hours

The identification of allergen sources, the risk associated with them and their removal, management and labelling will be discussed. Identification of risk management of allergens strategies and the development and implementation of an Allergen Control Plan will complete the session.

 

Description

This course highlights the importance and impact of allergens on consumer safety and why allergen awareness and management is a key food industry concern. The course outlines the causes and effects related to food allergens, the complexities associated with managing and prevention of unwanted food allergens, and the associated Canadian regulatory requirements.
The identification of allergen sources, the risk associated with them and their removal, management and labelling will be discussed. Identification of risk management of allergens strategies and the development and implementation of an Allergen Control Plan will complete the session.

 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify allergens and what they are.
  • Describe the physiological effect of allergens.
  • Identify sources of allergens in a food processing environment.
  • Identify and understand regulations regarding allergen management.
  • Identify best practices for allergen management, including prevention and risk management.
  • Describe potential causes and corrective strategies to deal with undeclared allergens.
  • Identify regulations for allergen labeling.
  • Discuss and identify roles and responsibility for allergen management.

 

FAQs
Who can apply for this program?

Anyone that is legally entitled to work in Canada can apply.

I am on social assistance, can I still take the program?

YES! Being on social benefits of any kind does not restrict your access to the program or disqualify you from receiving assistance. However, Succeeding at Work is not to be used as a reason to extend your benefits.

How do I apply?

You may apply through this website in TONS of places or use the APPLY button right at the top of the website. We will contact you right away. Even if it is to just ask a question.

I do not receive Social Assistance benefits. Is there any assistance offered through this program?

Each location has it’s own additional supports that we offer. Transportation or lunch may be offered depending on need.

How long is the program and what can I expect in participating?

The program runs for 7 weeks, Monday to Friday full days. You day may start at 9 or 9:30 depending on your province. We expect everyone to come neatly dressed and ready to learn.

Is child care provided?

At this time, no it is not.

What are the previous education and job history requirements?

There are NONE! We welcome participants of all age levels and your previous job history is just that, history!