Course - Food Safety and Quality Management - MATV3003
MATV3003 - Food Safety and Quality Management
New from the academic year 2021/2022
Examination arrangement: Assignment
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Legislation. HACCP. Personal Hygiene. Cleaning. Water supply. Chemical and biological contaminants in food and water. Food poisoning. Infection Biology. Epidemiology. Investigation of food-borne outbreaks. Quality planning, quality control and quality assurance. Traceability and emergency preparedness. Deviations and corrective measures. Auditing and documentation. Certification and accreditation. Quality costs. Quality improvement. Environmental hygiene and management. Internal control.
K1 The candidate has broad knowledge of biological, chemical and physical contaminants in water, raw materials and processed food, and which factors can affect food safety (locally and globally)
K2 The candidate has broad knowledge of the basic principles of good manufacturing practice (prerequisites) and has insight into the legislation concerning food safety
K3 The candidate has knowledge of how the investigation of food and waterborne outbreaks is carried out
K4 The candidate has knowledge of hygienic barriers for supply of safe drinking water
K5 The candidate has broad knowledge of the principles of the essential quality and food safety standards used in the food industry (HACCP, ISO 9001, BRC, ISO 22000)
K6 The candidate has knowledge of general quality management (quality planning, quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement)
K7 The candidate has knowledge of the internal control regulations IK-MAT and IK-HMS
K8 The candidate has knowledge of the management system for quality in laboratory operations (ISO/EN 17025)
K9 The candidate has knowledge of environmental management systems (ISO 14001 and EMAS)
S1 The candidate can contribute constructively in the preparation and execution of quality plans, hazard analysis and quality audits
S2 The candidate can participate actively in the company's improvement work and emergency preparedness work
S3 The candidate can develop internal control systems for use in the food industry
S4 The candidate can elucidate and discuss academic issues both verbally and in writing
Learning methods and activities
Lectures (60 h), theory exercises (12 h) and group work on outbreak investigation (8 h), self-study (118 h). Lectures on food poisoning is interconnected with TMAT3001 Food microbiology
- Food safety
- Quality management
- Investigation log
Further on evaluation
There are three compulsory work requirements: 1: Theoretical assignment in food safety, 2: Theoretical assignment in quality management, 3: Outbreak investigation log. All three must be passed to get a course assessment. The course is assessed through a written semester assignment.
New / postponed exam: By appointment with the course coordinator. Applications for crediting, approving and filing of subjects from previous cohorts or other institutions' corresponding education programs, each application will be processed individually and the applicant must be able to include credits reduction on overlapping subjects.
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Food Science, Technology and Sustainability (MTMAT)
Recommended previous knowledge
Equivalent to MATV1008 Microbiology and Food Safety
Required previous knowledge
Admission to the course requires admission to the study program Bachelor in Food Science, Technology and Sustainability, NTNU, Trondheim. Other students may be admitted depending on course capacity.
To be announced at the start of the semester.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2021
Language of instruction: Norwegian
Location: Trondheim , Trondheim
- Food Subjects
Examination arrangement: Assignment
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For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"