Safety in the Food Chain - interdisciplinary - future-oriented - international

Safety in the Food Chain is a practical as well as future oriented MSc study programme. Basically, the following subjects are involved:

  • Expanding knowledge in basic subjects concerning
    food science, food microbiology, food chemistry, food safety, human nutrition, quality management
  • Authenticity and Traceability
    e.g. food authenticity, biomarkers in food characterisation
  • Risks and Hazards along the Food Chain
    e.g. safety in livestock feeding, safety aspects of primary plant production, risks and hazards in food production, food packaging, chemical residuals in food, food toxicology
  • Analytical Aspects in Food Safety
    e.g. molecular biological methods in food analysis, reference materials and validation methods in food safety assurance, rapid methods
  • Detection of Food Borne Pathogens
    e.g. epidemiology of food-borne pathogens, novel methods in food microbiology
  • Food, Nutrition and Genetechnology
    e.g. nutrigenomics, safety aspects of gene food
  • Hygiene, Cleaning and Disinfection
    e.g. emerging topics in food microbiology, validation of cleaning processes, “hygienic design”, evaluation of water and waste water
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Communication
  • Food Law and Quality Management
    e.g. international food law, applied quality management, role and tasks of national and international food safety authorities
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