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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

FOOD5481M Food Quality Assurance and Control

10 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Linda Pravinata
Email: l.c.pravinata@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as an Elective

Module summary

The monitoring and control of the quality and safety of foods during the food production process is anessential part of ensuring that the consumer receives food products that are not only safe to consume butalso reaches them with the desired level of quality both in terms of their sensory attributes and nutritionalcomposition. Careful control of food quality involves the understanding of a number of different scientificareas and the ability to use the required skills to ensure that food products maintain their quality throughoutthe expected shelf-life. The module examines techniques for the monitoring and control of food quality andfood safety.

Objectives

On completion of this module students will be better able to:

1) Understand the roles of quality control, quality assurance and quality management systems in
controlling the quality and safety of food;
2) Outline key issues in food legislation and its implementation in control and management of food
quality and safety.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be better able to:

1. Describe the methods used in quality assurance and quality management in the food industry;
2. Understand how quality assurance can be used to monitor and control food quality and food safety;
3. Understand how food legislation is enacted and enforced in the UK, and internationally.

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module students will be better able to work as part of a team to solve real world food
quality and safety problems.


Syllabus

- Quality Management,Quality Assurance and Quality Control
- Auditing in the food industry
- Risk Assessment
- Food Legislation

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Seminars82.0016.00
Lecture72.0014.00
Private study hours70.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Reading and writing reports: 35 hours
Preparation for exams: 40 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

From attendance and practical reports throughout the semester

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PresentationReport and seminar presentation30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 30 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 04/09/2019

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