Skip main navigation

Introduction to Week 3

Introduction to Week 3.
Scientist looking through a microscope
Welcome to week 3. The aim of this week is to learn the different mechanisms which exist to control and prevent contaminants entering the food production system.
Throughout this week we will explore the various types of food contamination with a particular focus on the procedures and methods used to prevent and detect food hazards and how these are validated before adoption.

Before we begin

Please share with us your awareness of any procedures or methods used to prevent and detect food hazards in the comments section below.
This article is from the free online

Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Production in a Changing Environment

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education