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Course Description

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This course provides a foundation of the chemistry, microbiology and processing relevant to food safety and quality. The course will provide an overview of the principles of food science and how it can be applied within food safety and quality systems encountered within industry. Awareness, principles, and application of commonly used analytical techniques will be provided.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1.   Outline the history and disciplines associated with the area of food science;
  2.   Demonstrate a basic awareness of food microbiology, food processing, and food chemistry;
  3.   Outline principles, procedures, and interpretation of commonly applied analytical techniques in food science;
  4.   Develop, formulate, and process a food product accounting to the risk analysis and sampling.

Course Topics

  • History and Fundamentals of Food Science
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Processing
  • Food Science in Action


Assessment Item Weight
Most Significant Event 5%
Case Study 1: Food Microbiology 10%
Case Study 2: Chemistry 10%
Case Study 3: Processing 10%
Module Mind Maps 15%
Food Science in Action 15%
Group Discussion Contribution 5%
Final Take-Home Exam 30%
Total 100%





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Section Title
Principles of Food Safety and Quality Assurance
September 05, 2024 to November 29, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Domestic Tuition (0.5 units) $2,500.00 Click here to get more information
International Tuition (0.5 units) $3,857.00 Click here to get more information
Available for Credit
0.5 units
Reading List / Textbook
You may purchase your course textbook, or other required/supplementary reading and learning materials, from the University of Guelph Bookstore or the Guelph Campus Co-op Bookstore, or from another third-party seller.
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