Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours of lectures |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment (including non-contact time): 120 hours.
Eligibility for honours or postgraduate coursework programs
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Chemistry and/or biology or equivalent background
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
Students are expected to participate in seminars and group activities.
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
What are customers' expectations of food? - consumers vs. food manufacturers; regulatory requirements - ANZFA, AQIS, State Health and Dairy Authorities, importing countries, Codex Alimentarius; food quality systems from 'paddock to plate', within the framework of ISO 9001/2 for the food processing industry; management of suppliers of goods and services, outsourcing; role of laboratory quality assurance and in-process control in quality systems; Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) technique and food safety risks - microbiological, chemical, physical, as well as food intolerance and allergenic responses - control or preventive measures; applications of HACCP to food quality systems; good manufacturing practices; performance measures and benchmarking; improvement tools; Statistical Process Control; costs of quality failures - (i) quantifiable and (ii) intangible; crisis management, including product recall procedures; role of staff in food safety and quality systems; quantitative risk assessment; Role of internal and external auditing
The objectives of this subject are to:
Develop management skills needed for assuring safe high quality commercial food manufacturing.
Familiarise students with the Australia and Internatio al Regulatory environment relating to the food chain.
Survey important quality control concepts and skills needed in the food industry.
Three assignments of 1000 words each on:quality and safety management tools (20%), due at the end of the first month of semester, statistical quality tools (20%), due at the end of the second month of semester, case study of course concepts (20%), due one week prior to the end of semester Two hour written examination (40%).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
Master of Biotechnology |
Master of Food Science
Postgraduate Certificate in Food Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science
Honours Program - Food Science |
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