Food Allergen Training

This training is designed for Food Handlers and food industry workers who wish to enhance their knowledge in the area of food allergen management.
Food Allergen Training

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.

100% online

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.

1-on-1 support

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.

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Course outline

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

Common questions

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.

Is the course 100% online?

Yes, the Food Allergen Training Program is 100% online and accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.