Food Allergen Fundamentals

Online Course

Food allergens remain a critical food safety concern for manufacturers throughout the food industry. Developing and implementing effective allergen control plans requires a robust understanding of foundational food allergen concepts. The new FARRP Food Allergen Fundamentals online course is designed both for industry professionals new to a role with food allergen management responsibilities and for those wanting a refresher on core food allergen concepts.

Course Highlights

This self-paced online course consists of three modules covering essential food allergen topics.

Food Allergies and Intolerances
What are food allergies and why are they important?

Food Allergen Labeling
How are food allergens required to be labeled?

Food Allergen Detection Methods
What methods are available to detect food allergens and
how can you choose the right method for your operation?

Each module will include a mixture of reading, videos, activities, and self-assessments. After you’ve reviewed the module content, you will take a short quiz before moving on to the next module.

Earn a Digital Badge

When you complete the course, you will be awarded a digital badge in recognition of your new or renewed mastery of these food allergen fundamentals.

Digital BadgeWhat's a digital badge? A digital badge is a micro-credential indicating knowledge, skills, and competencies gained through various learning and professional development opportunities and can be displayed across various digital platforms such as social media and digital portfolios. In other words, the digital badge is a way to let your colleagues, future employers, and other connections know that you've successfully completed the FARRP Food Allergen Fundamentals course.

Learn more about the digital badge

Course Fees

The course fee is $50 per person and includes access to course materials and digital badge on successful completion. Fees are payable by credit or debit card during registration at the link below.


You can register for the course and get started anytime through NU Connect, the University of Nebraska’s online platform for non-credit and professional development programs.

Register Here