2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 31, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Food Safety Minor

Program Coordinator/Contact

Vikram V. Mistry, Department Head
Department of Dairy and Food Science
Alfred Dairy Science Hall 136

Program Information

A minor in food safety is for students interested in the principles underlying keeping food safe and will be especially helpful for those students interested in working in this aspect of the food industry. Topics covered focus upon microbiology and safety of food as it is manufactured and distributed.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the requirements for the Food Safety minor will:

  • demonstrate practical skills in the development of HACCP plans for food production and processing institutions
  • identify current issues in food safety
  • demonstrate a functional knowledge of foods
  • identify food pathogens
  • demonstrate an understanding of food safety management
  • demonstrate skills in the science of risk communication

Course Delivery Format

Courses in the minor are delivered through lecture, laboratory, and field-based learning experiences.