School Of Science

Food SafetyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300859.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
300639 - Food Safety

300844 General Microbiology OR 300833 Microbiology 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 120 credit points

About this Unit
Food safety is rapidly evolving with the emergence of new foodborne diseases, changing disease patterns, evolving approaches to risk analysis and an emerging requirement that food producers, processors, handlers and consumers take shared responsibility for food safety. This unit aims to equip students with the necessary skills to identify, evaluate and control foodborne hazards in order to protect the safety and quality of the food supply and reduce associated risks to human health. Content includes the key elements of food safety and regulation, food contamination, food spoilage agents, foodborne hazards, principles of good hygienic practice and preservation in food production, preparation and distribution.

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