Food Microbiology

Food microbiology

Microbiology of food is fundamental to food quality and food safety. If you work in the food industry and need to handle microorganisms safely, this course will introduce you to the microbiology of food, with consideration of Good Manufacturing Practice, HACCP and cleaning and sanitation practices in the food industry. At the end of the course, you’ll have the practical and theoretical understanding to sample, identify and enumerate microbes in a food industry setting.

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Learning outcomes

  • Assess the significance and effects of normal flora, spoilage organisms and pathogens associated with the major food groups.
  • Select and justify methods for the detection of food-associated micro-organisms
  • Explain the principles and practice of food safety
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Upcoming Dates

Sunday 24 July -
Thursday 01 December

Tuesday 10am-12pm and Thursday 10am-12pm

Christchurch City campus