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This unit aims to provide candidates with an awareness and basic understanding of a range of food allergies and how the issue of food allergies can be handled safely during food production and service in a commercial catering environment. Relevant settings include pubs, restaurants, takeaways, cafes, delis, schools, childcare settings, and indeed any other catering setting serving food to the general public including commercial, volunteer and not-for-profit settings.

QUALIFI Level 2 Award in Food Allergy Awareness (Catering)
Accredited Endorsed Level 2 award accredited by QUALIFI
QUALIFI is a UK Awarding Organisation regulated by OFQUAL

Award ReferenceAFACC2SFG2014
Award TypeEndorsed Award with equivalence at QCF Level 2
Guided Learning Hours6-8 hours
Level 2
Credit value1
AssessmentMultiple choice examination (online)
DeliveryVideo and text online with tutor support 
Launched (review)2014 (2017)

This unit is designed to address basic awareness of food allergies within a professional catering environment, and address basic considerations when planning menus and preventing allergenic cross-contamination within a food preparation or food service area. It is intended to be completed by all staff working with food in both paid and volunteer roles at pubs, restaurants, takeaways, cafes, delis, schools, and any other catering setting serving food to the general public.
This award seeks to address the need for food handlers to be aware of food allergies, how they affect people, and how the issue should be handled by catering staff including those advising and serving customers, those cooking and preparing the food, and those designing menus and ordering ingredients. The award considers recent changes to laws and guidance regarding food allergens including changes to food labelling and producer/seller responsibilities and accountabilities.
This programme incorporates recognised syllabus learning outcomes, guidance from FSA Food Standard Agency, Environmental Health Officers, and appropriate professional bodies.

There are no prerequisites for this award. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent.

QUALIFI Level 3 Award in Food Safety for Supervisors AFS3SFG2013

This award is made up of one mandatory unit. Candidates must successfully complete the assessment for the unit via online multi-choice examination to achieve the award. The award can be gain as a free standing unit qualification or as part of a wider programme of learning.

This award is assessed via a 30 question multiple-choice examination, tested online and with a guide completion time of 1 hour. Successful candidates must answer a minimum of 25 questions out of 30 correctly (83%). Following assessment, the assessment result will be provided to the candidate, and certificates for those who are successful are generated and provided electronically.

This award is provided for delivery to learners aged 16+ yrs.

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