As many as 10% of the world's population suffer from a food-based allergy. As an employee in the food industry, you need to have a good understanding of food allergies and allergens.
This includes being able to identify the most common food allergens, how to handle incidents if they arise, how to effectively clean and sanitize to prevent allergen cross-contamination, and the importance of good personal hygiene practices.
Access the course on any device with an internet connection and complete the training and quizzes entirely online, anywhere, anytime.
Finish in hours, or take your time
Complete the course in just a few hours or take up to 30 days to get it done. Work at the pace that best suits you.
Get help when you need it. Our team is available by phone or email to help with technical support, enrolment, payment and learning challenges.
Unlimited quiz attempts
There's no need to worry about not passing the end-of-lesson quizzes the first try. You can retake them as many times as needed.
Complements other CIFS courses
Complete this course on its own or enhance and upskill your training by pairing this program with another CIFS Food Safety Course.
Downloadable Certificate of Completion
Upon completion of the course and end-of-lesson quizzes, your Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you for instant download.
Trusted by the Canadian food industry
Everything you need to obtain your Food Allergen Training Certificate, all in one course.
This Food Allergen Training Course is divided into six lessons. Throughout these lessons, we keep you engaged and help you retain what you’ve learned with:
- Useful bonus materials
- Interactive learning activities
- Interesting videos
Our software features user-friendly navigation, requiring minimal training and quick onboarding.
The course is divided into six lessons:
- Lesson 1 - Food Allergies & Intolerances
- Lesson 2 - Handling Food Allergy Incidents
- Lesson 3 - Most Common Allergens
- Lesson 4 - Preventing Food Allergy Incidents
- Lesson 5 - Personal Hygiene & Hand Washing
- Lesson 6 - Investigating & Reporting Food Allergy Incidents
At the end of each lesson, there is a quiz. You must score 75% on each quiz to unlock the next part of the course. You have unlimited attempts to do so. Once you've completed all the lessons and quizzes, you have completed the course.
You can access our training courses on any internet-enabled device. An internet-enabled device includes computers, tablets or mobile devices.
Learn more about what our students ask about this course.
Are there any hidden costs?
No, there are no other fees. As with all courses at the Canadian Institute of Food Safety, the cost displayed (plus GST/HST) includes everything you need to get your certificate of completion.
For our Food Allergen Training Program, this includes:
- The course
- Unlimited quiz attempts
- Certificate of Completion
- Additional course resources
Is the course 100% online?
Yes, the Food Allergen Training Program is 100% online and accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
There's no need to visit any classrooms or exam centres when you complete a CIFS course.
How long does CIFS Food Allergen Training take to complete?
Most students complete the CIFS Food Allergen Training in just one to two hours, but you have up to 30 days to complete it.
After you finish the course, you can go back and check information or resources at any time, within 30 days from the date of enrolment.
How do I enrol in Food Allergen Training?
That's easy! Simply click on the red 'Start Online Now' button on this page and follow the prompts to enrol into the course.
After supplying some basic details (such as your name and address) and your payment information, you will be enrolled in the course and ready to begin learning.
If you’d rather enrol by phone, the Canadian Institute of Food Safety has an option for that too. Please call us at 1 800 505 9145 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
What resources come with Food Allergen Training?
Like other CIFS courses, our Food Allergen Training Program includes additional resources for you to download and use on the job.
CIFS Allergy Training includes the following bonus resources:
- Allergy Management Checklist
- Guide: 6-step Process For Washing Your Hands
These materials are available from the moment you enrol in the course and for up to 30 days after so you can download them right away, or come back to them when it’s most convenient.
Is there a final exam?
While many courses do have final exams, the CIFS Allergen Training does not have one. For your convenience, this course is designed with end-of-lesson quizzes to check your knowledge along the way.
At the end of each lesson, you’ll complete a multiple-choice quiz. Once all lessons and quizzes are complete, you have finished the course and you can obtain your Certificate of Completion.
What skills do I need to complete the course?
The course content is delivered via an automated slide pack, audio narration and course handouts. This allows for us to accommodate students that prefer to learn by reading, listening or watching.
This is an online course; a basic level of computer literacy is required.
You will be required to log in to the course and navigate through the lessons on the online course page. You’ll also receive some information via email so you’ll need to be familiar with the use of your preferred email system.
You will also need to download the PDF resources on the course page – this will require the use of Adobe Reader or similar (installed on most computers).
If you’re able to browse the internet and send and reply to emails, then you’re likely to have the computer skills required to complete this course.