09 Aug @Brentwood_BC are running food allergy training courses #Brentwood
Do you work with food but are confused about food allergies and food intolerance? Would you like your food business to be more accessible to customers with allergies which could help you be competitive and attract new business?
Brentwood Borough Council are running two training courses for supervisors and staff who prepare and serve food to get the training that they need.
Food handlers are legally required to be trained in food hygiene and new legislation introduced in December 2014, the Food Information Consumers Regulation 2014, makes food businesses legally responsible for providing food allergy information to customers.
Our next course – Level 2 Award in Food Allergens – will be on Friday 19 August from 9:20am – 1pm at the Town Hall, in Ingrave Road, Brentwood. The course is suitable for supervisors and staff working with food to improve their understanding of the requirements under the new law. Booking is also open for the following course on 28 October.
Brentwood Borough Council’s Chair of the Community, Health and Leisure Committee, Councillor Keith Parker, said: “More people suffer from allergic reactions every year from allergens in food. The number could be reduced if more people involved in making, preparing and serving the food were aware of the risks to their customers.
Those who work with food are responsible for ensuring the food served or sold to their customers is safe to eat; it is important for all food businesses to train their staff and check that they understand the training because the consequences of giving food to someone who has allergies could be potentially serious.”
For more information you can call 01277 312500 or to book a place please visit www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=1096