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Basics in Food Safety

FHM51302

Over deze cursus

Everyday reports of food scandals and recalls are published. One day reports mention scary bacteria in meat, and another day dangerous pesticides in fruits. According to some, meat needs to be cooked well to prevent food-borne illness while others warn not to heat food to prevent the formation of poisonous substances. Many consumers worry about the conflicting and confusing messages about food hazards. This 100% online edX-based course (called Food safety on edX) will teach you about the hazards associated with food and give you the tools to assess and quantify the dangers they can present. You will get an introduction into the effects of food processing, the shared responsibility in the food chain and the prevention of food poisoning/intoxication. After this course, you will be able to differentiate what is a food myth vs. an actual risk. Finally, you will gain a contemporary view of how different risks can be weighed in a scientific way. This course overlaps significantly with parts of FHM-22806 and TOX-20303.
More course information and instructions on how to register can be found on: https://www.wur.nl/Virtual-Exchange.htm.

Leerresultaten

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • Give examples of hazards in food
  • Understand the basics on microbiological and toxicological risk assessment
  • Better interpret the information overload about hazards in food
  • Be aware that zero risk does not exist
  • Know examples of ways to reduce hazards in food

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Aanbod

  • Startdatum

    1 september 2023

    • Einddatum
      31 augustus 2024
    • Periode *
      Academic Year
    • Locatie
      Wageningen
    • Voertaal
      Engels
    • Inschrijven tussen
      1 jun, 00:00 - 15 jul 2024
  • Startdatum

    2 september 2024

    • Einddatum
      31 augustus 2025
    • Periode *
      Academic Year
    • Locatie
      Wageningen
    • Voertaal
      Engels
    • Inschrijven tussen
      1 jun, 00:00 - 15 jul 2025
Dit aanbod is voor studenten van TU Eindhoven