About Food Allergy Training
The National Allergy Strategy is an initiative of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), as the leading medical and patient organisations for allergy in Australia.
The National Allergy Strategy food service project funded by the Australian Government engaged with key stakeholders through a variety of methods including face to face meetings and focus groups.
All about Allergens
To develop the All about Allergens course, the National Allergy Strategy engaged with AMES Australia to update and improve the original AMES All about Allergens CD-ROM to be a free online training course available from the National Allergy Strategy.
All about Allergens training is a free online course for anyone working in food service. The course takes about 1-1.5 hours to complete and a certificate can be printed on completion.
On 15 October 2020 release 3 of All about Allergens designated All about Allergens 2020 was opened. Changes to the course included minor updates, question flow and device access improvement.
On 4 April 2018 release 2 of All about Allergens was added. Changes to the course included minor updates and question flow improvement.
All about Allergens: The next step for cooks and chefs
To provide food allergen management education specifically for cooks and chefs, the National Allergy Strategy has developed All about Allergens: The next step for cooks and chefs. Two versions have been developed, one for general food services and one specifically for camps. Additional supporting resources have also been developed to assist cooks and chefs.
All about Allergens for Schools and Children's education and care
All about Allergens for Schools is designed for school canteen and tuckshop staff, cooks and chefs working in boarding school kitchens, food technology teachers and senior students undertaking food technology classes.
All about Allergens for Children’s Education and Care (CEC) is designed for kitchen staff (cooks and chefs), educators and teachers working in long day care, preschool/kindergarten, family day care, outside school hours care, vacation and occasional care and other education and care services.
All about Allergens for HospitalsCourses have been designed to assist hospitals gain knowledge about food allergy, adopt best practice procedures for food allergen management throughout the hospital.
Further information about the National Allergy Strategy is
available from www.nationalallergystrategy.org.au