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Food Control Systems

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Course Features

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Duration

12 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Advanced

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Effort

10 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

With a gross value of APS190billion, the food and beverage industry is the UK's largest industrial sector. It employs 4.7 million people and is also the biggest employer in the UK.

This microcredential is offered by the University of Birmingham. It will help you to stand out in this highly competitive sector.

Discover the most recent developments in fast-changing UK legislation and international standards in food safety and discover the career opportunities that are available in this field.

This microcredential is for you if you are a food safety inspector, or work in a restaurant and wish to improve your knowledge to advance your career.

Food control is based on the implementation and enforcement food hygiene legislation and food standards legislation.

This will show you how food control is delivered within a National Food Control System. You'll be able to examine the structure and function of these systems using different countries as models, and you will understand how they work as a framework for food safety control.

While food safety enforcement is different in each country, there are some common elements such as registration and sampling licencing.

The UK will be used as an example for how food control is delivered. You will gain a solid understanding of English law and food law sources, as well as familiarizing yourself with key frameworks like the Food Safety Act 1990.

This knowledge will help you understand how law affects food on a global level and what principles can be applied to ensure safe food.

The WTO bases domestic legislation on international standards, despite country differences. These will be discussed in the context of UK and EU to show how international standards can be applied in domestic legislation.

To help you understand the role and impact of these enforcement agencies, you will learn how to read and apply the Food Standards Agency's and the European Commission's food safety legislation.

Once you have a good grasp of food law, you will be able to recognize how it is used in common situations and decide the best course of action.

You'll examine the options available to enforcement officers and look at case studies. This will help you to understand how to take appropriate action, give advice, and enforce food safety.

We'll also discuss factors that could impact delivery of food control, such as industry structure and resources.

As you engage with food safety experts, you will be supported as your discuss the practical and legal issues related to food safety and hygiene legislation.

This microcredential will help you identify complex factors that influence legislation development and increase your knowledge of food control law.

Course Overview

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Instructor-Moderated Discussions

Skills You Will Gain

Prerequisites/Requirements

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This microcredential is designed for those with formal or experiential knowledge of the basic principles of food hygiene and safety

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It will be beneficial if you also have an intermediate or advanced level qualification in food hygiene (from Chartered Institute of Environmental Health or other equivalent) plus several years experience in catering and/or manufacturing roles

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If you are unsure whether your experience is appropriate for the course, you can contact the course coordinator to discuss

What You Will Learn

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Be able to access, read and apply food safety legislation issued by the Food Standards Agency and the European Commission

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Demonstrate an up to date and thorough knowledge of legislation, approved codes of practice, guidance and other relevant documentation

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Be able to identify contraventions of food law correctly in typical situations and be able to determine a suitable course of action, using the full range of options available to enforcement officers

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Apply the knowledge in a case study situation, demonstrating correct and appropriate action, advice and enforcement in relation to food

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Be able to discuss the issues that impact upon the enforcement of food legislation

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Be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the way the English legal system works, and be able to give examples of how this impacts on food

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Be able to discuss the legal, moral and practical issues associated with producing food safety and food hygiene legislation

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Be able to identify the complex factors that affect the development of legislation and be able to assess the purpose of legislation with respect to its purpose

Target Students

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If you're an existing environmental officer or looking to pursue a career in this field, this microcredential will help you build the skills and knowledge to confidently work in the sector

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This microcredential will be of particular use if you have a keen interest in working in local authorities as a food enforcement officer (FEO) or environmental health officer (EHO), or with enforcement bodies and trading standards

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It will also suit you if you are already working in the role and looking to take an accredited course as part of your compulsory CPD

Course Instructors

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Amir Anvarian

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Amir Anvarian is a Teaching Fellow in Food Safety at the University of Birmingham. He is a food scientist with expertise in food microbiology and focused on developing online/blended courses.
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Madeleine Smith

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Madeleine Smith is a Reader in Food Safety. A specialist Environmental Health Officer, she is now head of the Food Safety Group at the University of Birmingham. Her main interest is in food controls
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