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Module Title LM Food Fraud
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 27439
Module Lead Madeleine Smith
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions Can be taken as CPD by people working in the food industry or control authorities.
Description The module will consider food fraud, its investigation and attempts to control the problem. Good practice within the UK and other EU states will be explored, including novel approaches from food control authorities and form the food industry. The barriers to identifying food fraud will be considered, especially in the context of a global food supply chain.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the international context of food fraud and the implications for human health;
  • Describe recent incidents of food fraud and evaluate the associated investigations and outcomes;
  • Critique the way control authorities attempt to deal with food fraud, including examples of good practice from the UK and other EU states;
  • Discuss the difficulties associated with the detection of food fraud , including the limitations of sampling and analytical techniques;
  • Discuss the industry perspective on food fraud, including barriers to control.
Assessment 27439-01 : Essay : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 100% course work.
Other None
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