IEH Academy

Allergen Control in Food Plants Training

Course details

Self-Paced eLearning


1-2 Hours

Cindy Ryan

Dr. Gene Bartholomew

This course is tailored for food processing personnel who must design, update, and implement the elements of an allergen control program in their facility or company. The lessons address the risks associated with allergens, and the requirements needed to appropriately mitigate potential hazards or exposure to allergens. Give your personnel the knowledge needed to develop an approach to allergen risk management.

Benefits and Learning Objectives

Allergen control in the food industry is one of the largest food safety issues facing food processors. This course identifies characteristics of allergens, lists the responsibilities of various departments within the organization, and gives a clear road map to proper legislative compliance and active management of allergens within a facility across all functions. After taking the course, participants will be able to discuss their allergen control plan with industry experts.

Individuals who complete this course will have the knowledge needed to successfully implement allergen control standards.

  • What are food allergens?
  • Why are they important for a food processor to control?
  • What happens when allergen control fails?
  • What are the roles all employees play in ensuring allergen safety?
  • What are the components of a complete Allergen Control Plan?
  • Why is label verification so critical?


  • Defining food allergens
  • Why allergen control is critical to the food industry
  • Examples of allergen control failures
  • Building a successful allergen control team
  • Developing an approach to risk management
  • Importance of management commitment to training and renewal

Who Should Take this Course?

  • Food Processors
  • Receiving and Shipping Managers
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Productions Manager
  • Quality Assurance Personnel
  • Food Safety Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Facility Personnel

Registration and Payment

To register for this course, please visit our training portal.

Meet the Instructor

Cindy Ryan

Meet the Instructor

Dr. Gene Bartholomew