Did you know that it is Food Allergy Awareness Week?
Food Allergy Awareness Week is an initiative created by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education). The aim of this week is to raise awareness of different food allergies and improve public understanding of what can sometimes be a life-threatening condition.
The Purpose of Food Allergy Awareness Week
It calls on people to take action and make an impact, on behalf of the millions of people around the world that suffer with food allergies.
What are the symptoms of food allergies?
Symptoms of a food allergy can affect different areas of the body at the same time. Some common symptoms include:
- an itchy sensation inside the mouth, throat or ears
- a raised itchy red rash (urticaria, or “hives”)
- swelling of the face, around the eyes, lips, tongue and roof of the mouth (angioedema)
In the most serious cases, a person has a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), which can be life threatening.
If you think someone has the symptoms of anaphylaxis – such as breathing difficulties, lightheadedness, and feeling like they’re going to faint or lose consciousness – call 999.
Ask for an ambulance and tell the operator you think the person has anaphylaxis or “anaphylactic shock”.
Want to know more about Food Allergies?
We have a Food Hygiene Course taking place at Ajuda Training Academy on Wednesday 27th June and an Allergens Course taking place on Monday 9th July.
You can email *protected email* to find out more or book your place.
We also have online training courses that you can take at any time to suit you
- Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene for Manufacturing, Catering and Retail
- Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Manufacturing, Catering and Retail
- Achieving Level 5 Food Hygiene
- Allergy Awareness
To find out more about our online training portal please do not hesitate to get in touch. To see what other training we have to offer please clickhere.
You can get further information by contacting *protected email* or 029 2057 6883.