Food analysis quality assurance
Food analysis is the discipline dealing with the development, application and study of analytical procedures for characterizing the properties of foods and their constituents. These analytical procedures are used to provide information about a wide variety of different characteristics of foods, including their composition, structure, physicochemical properties and sensory attributes. This information is critical to our rational understanding of the factors that determine the properties of foods, as well as to our ability to economically produce foods that are consistently safe, nutritious and desirable and for consumers to make informed choices about their diet.
Foods are analyzed by scientists working in all of the major sectors of the food industry including food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, analytical service laboratories, government laboratories, and University research laboratories. The food industry is subject to particularly strict regulations on the quality and safety of its products. This is important because if food is contaminated, the consequences can be serious. In order to guarantee the industry’s strict quality and safety standards, reliable instruments and methods are needed in the laboratory. These instruments and methods must meet highest standards.
Thus, we at FFSQ are offering this course to impart knowledge and skills in the students as well as professional in related to various food quality parameters/ systems, techniques of food analysis, food laws and standards.
The present course highlights some important protocols used for Food Analysis and Quality Assurance. This information is critical to our rational understanding of the factors that determine the properties of foods, as well as to our ability to economically produce foods that are consistently safe, nutritious and desirable and for consumers to make informed choices about their diet. The objective of this course is to review the basic principles of the analytical procedures commonly used to analyze foods and to discuss their application to specific food components.