This unit outlines quality control systems and the sensory and non-sensory evaluation of seafood. Topics will include key attributes of a quality control system, system requirements, product attributes and measurement. Students will learn to apply a range of nonsensory and sensory methods of quality assessment to a wide variety of seafood products. Non-sensory methods will include microbiological, biochemical and physical analysis while sensory methods will focus on organoleptic assessment as applied to seafood.
|Unit name||Seafood Safety and Quality Control|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Fisheries and Aquaculture|
|Coordinator||Mr Mike Williams|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the biological, biochemical and physical aspects of seafood quality and safety
- Evaluate the quality of seafood using a range of sensory and non-sensory methods
- Analyse seafood production processes to identify hazards and develop risk based food safety systems
- Apply quality assurance principles to the seafood supply chain
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This unit consists of weekly lectures of 2 hours duration and weekly practicals of 3 hours duration. Students are expected to attend all lectures and practicals.
|Assessment||Final exam (50%)|Lab report Microbiological assessment of fish (15%)|Seminar (15%)|Video of Shelf-life Determination Experiment (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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