Using reference doses for precautionary allergen labelling

This half day online course, led by one of our expert consultants, will delve into the use of reference doses (e.g. VITAL) and consider how they can be used when deciding whether to display precautionary allergen labelling.


2023 Dates: 19 May, 29 September, 17 November

Time:  9.00am to 13.00pm BST
Location: Online

Cost - £250 +VAT

Bookings for this course will open mid-late March.


We will explore the different situations in which this approach can be adopted and consider some of the common stumbling blocks we see businesses encounter. We discuss the legal requirements for allergen labelling and the key aspects of allergen risk analysis, highlighting when the use of precautionary labelling should be considered.


Delegates will then be invited to apply their new knowledge during an interactive exercise designed to help cement the learnings from the course. 


Who should attend

This course is ideal for those involved in allergen risk analysis and in the decision-making process around whether precautionary allergen labelling should be used. This course is also beneficial to those who may need to review how other businesses have taken decisions to apply precautionary labelling, such as suppliers.


Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Know the legal requirements around allergen labelling
  • Be aware of the basics of allergen risk analysis and how this links to precautionary allergen labelling
  • Understand how reference doses such as VITAL can be used to support decisions about precautionary labelling
  • Know the different situations in which using reference doses are appropriate
  • Be aware of the challenges and be able to avoid the common errors made when using the approach


Bookings for this course will open mid-late March. Contact us via to learn more. 

Feedback from our attendees

Excellent course and very well delivered.

The tutor presents in an easily understandable and engaging way.

Allergen labelling is a tough topic that I have been involved in for many years and this course was fantastic as it gave me some new insights and also helped reinforce that my thinking is essentially sound.

Barbara's style and honesty really makes this a great course.

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