HYGIENIC CONTROL TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH FOOD (MOD. 2)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide students with a scientific approach to the problems of hygiene in food, with particular reference to microbial and parasitic contamination of foods of animal origin as well as skills relating to the application of rules of hygiene as a preventive measure in the context of HACCP (I and II descriptor of Dublin). They also include concepts for prevention during production, marketing and storage of food for food poisoning and parasites. The technologies of food production and related legislation (national and European) are treated with the aim of providing the student with the skills needed to draw up HACCP plans as part of food production (III, IV and V of Dublin descriptor). During the laboratory exercises will be explored methods for the official tests for the detection of microorganisms is particularly important for the hygiene and safety of food products.
Course contents summary
The contamination of foods of animal origin.
Alterations of food of animal origin: meat products, milk, eggs and fish products.
Food poisoning: factors conditioning the food-borne diseases (salmonellosis, botulism, vibriosis).
Food contamineted by helminth parasites: toxoplasmosis, trichinosis (EC Regulation 2075/2005), cysticercosis, botriocefalosi, opistorchidosi, anisakiasis.
Food contaminated by protozoa parasites: cryptosporidiosis, amebiasis, giardiasis.
Processing technologies and food storage:
pasteurization, appertisation, sterilization, refrigeration and freezing, high hydrostatic pressure, drying and smoking, ionizing radiation, the use of chemical compounds (nitrites-nitrates, polyphosphates, organic acids) and antibiotics, fermentation, mechanically separated meat and manufacturing technology meat products.
Food Law: "hygiene package" EC Regulation 2073/2005 and SS. MM.
Sampling, labeling and related legislation.
Colavita G., Igiene e tecnologia degli alimenti di origine animale, Ed. Point Veterinaire Italie, 2012, Milano.
RONDANELLI E.G., FABBI M., MARONE P.: Trattato sulle infezioni e tossinfezioni alimentari. Ed. Selecta Medica, 2005, Pavia
Galli A., Bertoldi A. Igiene degli alimenti e HACCP (2006). IV Edizione. EPC Libri
Legislation update on: www.sostanzealimentari.it
Frontal lessons and laboratory practical sessions
Assessment methods and criteria
Written test with three open answers; each answer is assigned a score ranging from 0 to 10. The total score the student can reach with the written test varies from <18/30 to 30/30.
Praise can be awarded (30 cum laude) if the total score starts at 30/30 and the answers are articulated optimally
If the total score is insufficient (16-17/30) the candidate can take an oral test.
The results of the written test are communicated to the candidates on the day they are called for an oral exam.