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Food allergens course now certificated by FDQ

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Understanding which ingredients are classed as allergens and how to control them during food manufacture is essential. We have seen instances in the press and on TV where failure to clearly label allergens on food, or failure to segregate allergens during food production has led to serious illness or even death.

To combat this,we have been running our own Verner Wheelock Managing Food Allergens in Manufacturing course for a number of years. It is specially designed so that anyone involved in food production understands:

  • The definition and symptoms of an allergy
  • Which foods are classed as allergens
  • Why allergens need to be controlled in a food manufacturing environment
  • How to control allergens on a food production site
  • How to avoid cross-contamination of food ingredients

Now our popular one-day course has been certificated by Food and Drink Qualifications (FDQ). This means that delegates taking the course who pass a short exam will be issued with an FDQ Practical Allergen Awareness certificate.

Food industry qualifications for the food industry

Our suite of auditing courses (Auditing Skills, Supplier Auditing, Lead Auditor and Auditing Refresher) are already certified by FDQ. The specialist awarding body focuses on food industry qualifications, for the food industry and is regulated by OfQual.

Alison Wheelock, Managing Director of Verner Wheelock said “We are delighted that FDQ have endorsed our Managing Food Allergens in Food Manufacture course. The management of allergens is a serious business and to have FDQ certification gives this training course even greater kudos within the food industry.”

Verner Wheelock 30 years old next year

Verner Wheelock celebrate 30 years in business next year. We are one of the UK’s leading food industry training companies, providing training at all levels in HACCP, Food Safety and Auditing, as well as specialist courses and workshops. Courses take place at our training centre in Skipton or in-house at your own premises.

For more information on any of the courses above, please click the links or visit www.vwa.co.uk