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Skillsoft announces release of Food Allergy Awareness elearning for the UK market

Camberley, 19th December 2014:

Skillsoft, the international learning solutions provider, reinforces today its position in the compliance space by announcing the release of a new tablet-ready Food Allergy Awareness course for the UK. The new UK course adds to the 64 Skillsoft hospitality-specific titles already available.

With new EU regulations due to be enforced commencing mid-December 2014, it is more important than ever that all food service staff, no matter what size of their business, are aware of their obligations to customers with food allergies and intolerances. Allergens covered by the new laws now extend to 14 top allergens: celery, cereal containing gluten, crustaceans, eggs, fish, lupin, milk, molluscs, mustard, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, soya and sulphur dioxide. As well as labelling and menu requirements, all staff are required to know how to appropriately respond to customer queries about allergens. Local Environment Health Officers are being trained to enforce the regulations and non-compliance could result in large fines.

Skillsoft's Online Food Allergy Awareness Course will provide employees with the knowledge required to respond to customers who need to avoid certain ingredients because of an allergy. The course makes clear how your business can best meet the new regulations and helps identify the situations when employees need to refer queries to managers, or find back-up information, in order to keep your customers and your business safe.

Larger organisations can administer and report on employees' access to the courses through our Skillport or Academy Learning Platforms. Smaller businesses will be able to use our new UK ecommerce store to purchase licences and give employees access to the courses they need - this new store can be found at

"We are delighted to announce the release of our new Food Allergy Awareness course", Mike Newton, Skillsoft's UK Director of Compliance commented. "We have invested significantly in developing an extended and engaging portfolio of courses for the UK market and are now in discussion with several organisations regarding the development of additional hospitality topic areas moving forwards".

Mike continues, “Many of our clients are now all in the process of migrating to the latest version of our learning management system and are now planning to use our latest courses to extend the course library they offer to their employees. Any organisations that are not satisfied with the quality of their current elearning service are welcome to contact us to review our latest course offerings, and we also welcome suggestions on new topics for future course development".

If you'd like to know more, please call Skillsoft on 01276 401994 for a free demo.

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning and Talent Management with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

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