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A Master in Food Safety programs involves the application of scientific concepts to the preparation, handling and storage of foods in a sanitary manner such that foodborne diseases are prevented. It must not be confused with a similar sounding term, food security, which concerns itself with ensuring stable and sufficient food supplies for populations. Both food safety and food security are sub-disciplines of agriculture, from which it borrows many key concepts.

Food safety is a pressing concern all over the world; thousands of people die every day due to unsanitary food and nonpotable water sources, and on top of these fatalities, millions are exposed to life-threatening pathogens to which their food had been exposed to. Food poisoning, in theory, is 100-percent preventable; nobody has to die because of contaminated food. Almost all of the time, deaths arising from poorly prepared, handled or stored food could have been avoided if only basic principles in food safety have been applied. The World Health Organization gives us a five-point framework to achieving food safety. Likewise, international standards on food safety have long been set. Preventing deaths because of contaminated food is all a matter of implementation.

Graduates of Master in Food Safety programs must be wholly familiar with these standards set by the WHO and the ISO. Likewise, they must be equipped with the knowledge of not only how to keep food safe but also to implement public policy frameworks into ensuring that food is safe. Master in Food Safety graduates are therefore most often employed in food safety regulatory bodies and the private food sector.

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IMF Business School Portugal

The Master in Safety and Food Quality allows to adapt scientific knowledge in the food field to the legal provisions in continuous change and to update the norms of quali ... [+]

The Master in Safety and Food Quality allows to adapt scientific knowledge in the food field to the legal provisions in continuous change and to update the norms of quality, applicable in the alimentary area. Studying this Master also allows to obtain knowledge about the diversity of food industries that exist in the market and the processes that apply to each of them.

The economic development of the food industry, European Union regulations and legislation, make producers and suppliers more responsible for providing food to safer and healthier consumers. It is in this context that a professional is increasingly sought by organizations, the food quality and safety technician, responsible for ensuring and guaranteeing the quality of products and processes and therefore the satisfaction of customers and consumers. The role of the auditor of food safety and quality control, who is responsible for the design, development, implementation and audits of food safety and hygiene systems, is essential.... [-]

Portugal Portugal Online
Open Enrollment
Portuguese (Brazil)
Part-time
720 hours
Online
Universidad de La Laguna

The Master in Safety and Food Quality has as objectives the train university graduates in health sciences and science, control and certification of quality and food safet ... [+]

The Master in Food Safety and Quality Aims to train university graduates in health and science sciences in the control and certification of food quality and safety in line with national and supranational legislation in force, allowing them to design, develop, apply and certify techniques and procedures For the bromatological, nutritional, toxicological and biological control of food, as final product, and the assurance of its quality and hygiene.

This degree integrates faculty whose teaching and research activity is related to different fields of safety and quality of food. It also has the collaboration of professionals from the health administration of the Canary Islands, as well as representatives of the business sector with responsibilities for inspection and quality control of food. Cooperation agreements with various public institutions and food businesses allow students to learn firsthand the procedures, rules and techniques discussed in the training program and complement their training.... [-]

Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Campus
CESIF

This master's degree is aimed at graduates in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, veterinary science, food technology, agronomists or any university degree related to the field ... [+]

A WHO SHOULD

This master's degree is aimed at graduates in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, veterinary science, food technology, agronomists or any university degree related to the field of food.

OBJECTIVES

The objective of Master Food Safety It is to provide students with a deep, current and complete view of all aspects of safety and quality in the food industry.

DURATION

1,500 hours. 90 hours of virtual classes, 20 hours of virtual tutorials, 950 hours of personal work and 440 hours devoted to the preparation of the Final Project.

DOCUMENTATION

For the duration of the course, each student will have access through the Virtual Campus, to all relevant documentation to the areas scheduled. It all contents of study and supporting materials necessary for the proper development of the course is included.... [-]

Spain Spain Online
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Spanish
Part-time
1 year
Online
Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Food safety is one of the most interesting and complicated chapters for those who are interested in the study of food, its characteristics, that is, its appearance, its s ... [+]

Food safety is one of the most interesting and complicated chapters for those who are interested in the study of food, its characteristics, that is, its appearance, its safety and its nutritional value.

When we talk about Food Safety we believe that only refer to the possibility that something can reach food and cause infectious or toxic process type. Instead, it is a broader term, since there are situations food preparation or composition, which may relate to cases or outbreaks of food-borne.

On the other hand, it is also necessary to approach the current topic as the Quality, Food Safety and Traceability of products by analyzing from the legal perspective the most relevant aspects of processes and products.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Spanish,Catalan
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Instituto Politécnico de Viseu – Escola Superior Agrária (ESAV)

The general objectives of this course of Master in Food Quality and Technology, the acquisition and further development of scientific and technical knowledge in Food Qual ... [+]

Objectives and competencies

The general objectives of this course Master in Food Quality and TechnologyThe acquisition and deepening of scientific and technical knowledge in Food Quality and Technology.

The specific objectives of the course of study leading to the degree of Master in Food Quality and Technology:

Increasing knowledge of operations and processes in the food industry, in order to control the reactions in food during processing and storage thereof; Understand and have the ability to execute and implement modern analytical techniques associated with food, as well as demonstrating expertise in the application of modern laboratory techniques of analysis; Abili... [-]
Portugal Viseu
October 2019
Portuguese (Portugal)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
European School of Political and Social Sciences

Food and agriculture are fields in which major global challenges arise. In 2050, the world’s population is projected to rise to 10 billion people; and they all need to ea ... [+]

Master in Food Politics

The politics of eating and producing food

Food and agriculture are fields in which major global challenges arise. In 2050, the world’s population is projected to rise to 10 billion people; and they all need to eat. Questions related to the organization and regulation of our agrifood system are inherently political. They include the production, distribution, accessibility, and consumption of food, as well as issues related to public health, sustainability, animal welfare, poverty, science and technology, and trade.

The master’s degree in Food Politics examines the ways in which public authorities (regional bodies, nation-states, European institutions, UN agencies) and private actors (individuals, farming communities and organizations, transnational businesses, researchers, NGOs, etc.) shape and transform the agri-food system. While the production of food is initiated at a local level, its distribution and consumption often have global implications. Understanding, analyzing and acting upon these implications is key to steer, govern and transform our food system in the future.... [-]

France Lille
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

The way food is produced, processed and what is eaten has changed significantly over time. Whereas it is likely that our great-grandparents ate predominantly local and se ... [+]

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The way food is produced, processed and what is eaten has changed significantly over time. Whereas it is likely that our great-grandparents ate predominantly local and seasonal foods, today, it is estimated that the average meal travels over 2,400 km, from the field to fork. As our food is transported around the world, it is subject to myriad rules and regulations.

Food plays a central role in our societies, cultures, economies and personal lives, but few understand how food makes it to our plates. The Master's in Food, Society, and International Food Governance clarifies this process.

This programme is designed for individuals interested in enhancing their understanding and analysis of agriculture and food policy and increasing their understanding of the social, cultural and economic factors that influence and shape the development and enforcement of agriculture governance. This combination presents an opportunity to explore connections between the historical, political, scientific, strategic and ethical considerations involved in the organization of food policy and agriculture internationally. The programme trains students to identify and generate solutions for just and sustainable food systems. It attracts a diversity of learners from professionals to those just starting their careers. All of our students share an interest in the organization of food systems and in food governance.... [-]

Spain Spain Online
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Full-time
1 year
Online
IMF Business School

The master's degree in food safety and quality, allows to adapt to scientific knowledge in the field of food, to its constantly changing legislative provisions and to upd ... [+]

The master's degree in food safety and quality, allows to adapt to scientific knowledge in the field of food, to its constantly changing legislative provisions and to update the quality standards applicable to food safety. Studying the master's degree in food security and quality of IMF also allows us to obtain a broad focus on the variety of food industries that exist in the market and the knowledge of the processes that are applied in them.

The development of the food industry business, the regulations and legislation of the European Union, make producers and suppliers responsible for offering consumers safe and healthy food. In this context, a professional increasingly demanded in organizations, the technician in quality and food safety responsible for ensuring and ensuring the quality of products and processes and thus the satisfaction of customers and consumers. The figure of the food safety and quality control auditor responsible for the design, development, implementation and audits of the hygiene and food safety systems is necessary.... [-]

Spain Madrid
Open Enrollment
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
Online
Sida Group Management Academy

The Executive Master in Quality Systems and Agri-food Safety is a specialization course aimed at those who want to professionalize and / or specialize their knowledge and ... [+]

Context

Quality means the ability to satisfy moral and material, social and economic needs, typical of civil and productive life. Quality needs in the food sector fall into the category of primary needs and are also characterized by a strong social value. As such, they are protected, in the first instance, by specific national and / or national legislation. Food safety is the basic requirement that must always and in any case be satisfied, constituting, as such, a pre-competitive factor for operators in the sector.

Quality assurance in the market, required in all sectors of socio-economic activity as a prerequisite for customer and consumer confidence, is of great importance in the agri-food sector by virtue of the requirements of safety, genuineness, but also typicality, tradition. , environmental protection and sustainable development that related products are required to satisfy. It is therefore fundamental for companies to have qualified figures able to manage the various forms of certification that are applicable (product, process, system) that are related and complementary, also with specific reference to food safety issues, as well as to the more general problems of economic and social quality.... [-]

Italy Ancona Bologna Rome Verona  + 1 More
October 2019
Italian
Full-time
Campus
Université de Nantes

Engineered by a pedagogical team of over 80 experts: research professors from a variety of disciplines (agronomy, medicine, veterinary studies, biology, pharmacy, law, ec ... [+]

Engineered by a pedagogical team of over 80 experts: research professors from a variety of disciplines (agronomy, medicine, veterinary studies, biology, pharmacy, law, economics), and numerous professionals from the same fields, the program benefits from the support of each partner’s research units.

The curriculum strongly emphasizes the pedagogical use of ICTE* allowing for maximum, individual progression within the program and the learning processes. Due to the international focus of MAN-IMAL, all courses are taught in English and students, as well as professors, from all over the world are welcome.

As such, the program offers a rich exchange amongst different cultures and an international perspective on public health topics.... [-]

France Nantes
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

The food industry is in constant development: new products and production processes go hand in hand with the ever-increasing risks and dangers of the modern world. By spe ... [+]

The food industry is in constant development: new products and production processes go hand in hand with the ever-increasing risks and dangers of the modern world. By specializing in Food Safety, you can play a role in contributing to improving public health.

Academic profile

The study programme is aimed to educate highly qualified and creative specialists – Professional Masters with specialization in food hygiene with competence to work in the establishments of the food chain as well as in the state services. The Master study programme provides proficiency on safety and harmlessness of food chain, quality criteria of foodstuffs, knowledge on elaboration and maintenance of safety systems of the food establishments, as well as the ability for scientific research on food safety. The programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of the Master thesis.... [-]

Latvia Jelgava
September 2019
Full-time
14 months
Campus
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

The programme is aimed to educate academically educated specialists and new scientists with creative thought and competence to make decisions for promoting future develop ... [+]

The programme is aimed to educate academically educated specialists and new scientists with creative thought and competence to make decisions for promoting future development of food science and food production in Europe, competitiveness in foreign markets. The Master study programme covers food product structure-mechanical properties, food sensory evaluation, sensory and consumer science, regulation of biochemical processes in human body, functional properties of food, natural substances in food system, food shelf-life analysis, development tendencies in nutrition science, genetically modified food, physical-and-chemical properties and metrology, food additive application, in food safety and identification of microorganisms, quality systems in food circulation, food system innovative development, entrepreneurship and marketing, prospective solutions in food packaging.... [-]

Latvia Jelgava
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU

AQFood focuses on the production of aquatic food throughout the entire production and food supply chain, linking primary production including aquaculture and wild catch w ... [+]

AQFood focuses on the production of aquatic food throughout the entire production and food supply chain, linking primary production including aquaculture and wild catch with processing and distribution to the consumers in terms of quality and safety.

What can you use this qualification for? An increased demand for aquatic food in the world requires highly qualified candidates throughout the entire food chain. The growing aquatic food industry becomes more and more integrated, meaning that individual companies cover several parts of the entire value chain. What will you learn?

The program gives you a global understanding of the aquatic food production. You will learn about the entire value chain for aquatic food, from fishery and aquaculture throughout processing, distribution until the product reaches the consumer. The program is focusing on safety and quality, from sea to table.... [-]

Norway As
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus