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Climate Change

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The atmosphere and oceans have warmed, sea-levels have risen, there is a strong decline in Arctic sea ice …

Case Study: Immunological Methods as Screening Tools

Immunological methods have become increasingly popular as front line screening methods for the detection and monitoring of allergens, chemical contaminants and pathogens due to their ease of use and relatively …

Food Forensics

Consumers, regulators and companies have higher demands for safer food and product quality. This is reflected in the more stringent customer product specifications and new regulations issued across the world. …

Introduction to Week 3

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 …

Case Study: Consumer Education

Food can be contaminated with pathogens at any stage along the food chain. Thus, ensuring pathogen free food requires a coordinated effort from everyone in the food chain. The World …

Introduction: Ensuring Pathogen Free Food

Food for human consumption, unprocessed, partially processed, or processed food, must be subjected to the necessary hygiene rules during production, processing, storage, distribution, and preparation. Food safety is a scientific …

Animal Welfare

Animal welfare has become an important feature in animal production, since the onset of intensive breeding farms. Besides rising humanitarian concern, research has developed important tools to monitor animal health …