MB1801: Risk Analysis

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 10.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 9hr(s) Lectures; 11hr(s) Workshops (blended learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Prof Colin Hill, School of Microbiology.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Ace.
Module Objective: To provide clear and simple guidance for all individual and organisations operating in the animal product and food processing sectors. To inform participants of emerging pathogens of public health significance and assist them in addressing their fundamental challenge of producing consistently safe food.
Module Content: The regulations and legislation of food law.
The fundamental challenge of producing consistently safe food.
Clear and simple guidelines for all individuals and organisations operating in the food, animal product, processing sector.
The labelling and traceability requirements for food products.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Appreciate the importance of food safety for a food business.
  • Recognise food safety legal requirements in Ireland/EU.
  • Describe the fundamentals of risk analysis.
  • Describe the importance of GHP and GMP as prerequisites for FSMS (Food Safety Manufacturing Systems).
  • Describe the National Regulatory Authorities for the enforcement and enactment of food law.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of food safety standards and customer requirements.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the guidelines for all personnel operating in the food processing sector.
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge governing hazards in food and a practical understanding of the application of HACCP.
  • Demonstrate a practical know-how on incorporating HACCP in a food safety management system and an awareness of the importance of labelling and traceability for the food chain.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Online, open=book assessment (3 questions - 33.3 marks each)).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): None.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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