Approaches to Proximate Analysis of Food
Food Analysis is a major requisite of food industry and a very important part of product development and quality assurance. It plays critical role in analysis of raw material as well as finished product. These analytical techniques are required for a wide variety of purposes ranging from testing suitability for purpose, through checking shelf-life or authenticity, to assuring legal compliance. It is important to have a fine understanding of the analytical methods to get correct results and help in decision-making. This level of knowledge is essential for professionals aspiring to build a carrier in food testing and those who wish to groom themselves for effective compliance of ISO 17025 aspects.
FFSQ, IGMPI has developed this short-term training program to provide knowledge about Food Analytical techniques for various parameters of proximate composition of food. The proximate composition of food includes moisture, ash, lipid, protein and carbohydrate content. These science-based procedures act as the basis for decision making in food industry for product development, quality control, and regulatory purposes. IS/AOAC methods of analysis for moisture, ash, lipid, protein, and carbohydrate are implemented here, focusing on the principle of each method, their application and sources of error.
Our aim is to make sure that after the completion of the course each participant is proficient in the field of analysis of food and food products. They can perform proximate analysis of food and food product and respond to questions on a social, scientific and ethical level of Food Analysis. The participants would be ready to develop new approaches for complex, rapidly changing work- and learning contexts in order to make a contribution to the expert knowledge as well as relevant professional experience.
Programme Focuses on
- Introduction to the Basic Laboratory Practices and Equipments
- A brief introduction to Proximate Analysis
- Sample preparation as per IS/AOAC method
- Analysis of Food samples as per IS/AOAC method for Moisture content; Protein content; Fat content; Ash content.
- Qualitative estimation of Carbohydrate
- Interpretation of result of Laboratory analysis
- Food Safety and Standards Act 2006; Rules and Regulations 2011
- A brief introduction of ISO 17025 (NABL Accreditation) for a food testing lab.
All those who have completed their graduation or Post graduation/ PhD are eligible to enroll for the course. As this course is truly professional and industry oriented, freshers as well as employed individuals from different departments of food (production, processing, quality, trial, R&D etc.)Â may seek benefits of the course.
The total duration of this short term course is 5 days.
The registration dates for this bi-annual program run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Though the recorded lectures are also made available through the IGMPI Learning Management System so the participants are able to listen to them according to their own pace. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
The mandatory course fee (one-time payment) is Rs. 9,750/- (300 USD for overseas students). This covers for the course registration fees, tuition fees, course material fees etc.
Examination & Certification
All the participants are obliged to timely submit their assignments and appear for the examination at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded certificate of Approaches to Proximate Analysis of Food by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI.
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