Traditional approaches to food safety assurance are failing to keep up with the modern food industry. In response, and to harmonise international trade in food, food safety management is moving to a "risk-based approach that relies strongly on synthesis of scientific evidence to generate inferences and conclusions that can be drawn from it to assist in developing more effective food safety strategies. The food industry must embrace this risk-based approach to remain competitive and innovative, and to further develop its international export markets. Equally, food safety regulators must understand how risk-based approaches can be employed to optimise the protection of public health in a socially acceptable and cost-effective way, i.e., that the price of safety does make food unaffordable.
|Unit name||Advanced Food Safety Management|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Doctor Jay Kocharunchitt|
|Teaching staff||Professor Tom Ross|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
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- Domestic students
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- Describe the range, nature and mode of action of natural ingredients and contaminants in foods by considering the challenges in assuring food safety.
- Explain the risk of foodborne hazards using appropriate methods of scientific risk assessment
- Discuss the range of approaches and options for minimising the risk of hazards in foods by analysing scientific literature and data
- Apply risk management strategies for hazards in foods using appropriate methods of scientific risk assessment
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Prerequisites(Admission into a Masters course) OR ((KLA210 - Microbiology OR CBA260 - Biochemistry: Metabolism & Nutrition OR CBA265 - Molecular Biology in Health & Disease OR JFA214 - General Microbiology OR CXA241 - General and Medical Microbiology))
This unit is fully online. Tutorials (1-2 hours) on selected topics will be conducted as required
|Assessment||Final exam (35%)|Weekly Discussion Tasks (15%)|Hazard Characterisation (10%)|Exposure Assessment and Risk Characterisation (25%)|Risk Management and Risk Communication (15%)|
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