Courses & Units

Food Regulations KLA308



The safety and wholesomeness of food is a critical element of a prosperous and healthy society. Consumers expect food to be grown, processed, and handled in ways that maintain high quality and safety standards. This is achieved, in part, through development of food standards implemented through food regulations that establish performance and process criteria related to foodborne hazards along the supply chain.

This unit examines the role of food regulation and standards in society, how food safety policy is developed, and how food laws are enforced both domestically and internationally. These elements will be illustrated through case studies based on topical situations addressing, for example, food hazards, food safety risk assessment, spoilage, labelling, imports, food additives and biotechnology. Food regulations and standards will be discussed in the context of society, ethics, and science-based principles.


Unit name Food Regulations
Unit code KLA308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

Matthew Wilson

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Unit the student will be able to:

1. Describe how food regulations are developed and implemented on local, national and global scales.

2. Identify primary food regulation setting bodies at local, national and global scales and use this knowledge to locate relevant legislation.

3. Interpret food legislative documentation and effectively communicate regulatory requirements to both technical and non-technical audiences.

4. Apply legislative requirements to food production, processing and distribution scenarios.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 019905

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(KLA210 - Microbiology OR KLA200 - Microbiology (Marine) OR CJA214 - Microbiology B (Pharmacy) OR JFA214 - General Microbiology OR CXA241 - General and Medical Microbiology)




Teaching Pattern

2 x 50 minute lectures weekly and 1 x 110 minute tutorial weekly.


AT1 Assignment (scenario-based) 20%

AT2 Essay 30%

AT3 Online quizzes/discussion 10%

AT4 Exam (3-hours) 40%

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