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FOOD7007 - Agri-Food Quality Systems

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Title:Agri-Food Quality Systems
Long Title:Agri-Food Quality Systems
Module Code:FOOD7007
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Food Processing
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: Fiona Fouhy
Module Description: This module outlines the best practice and the legal requirements relating to the Agri-Food sector. This includes examining quality management systems, farm audits, traceability through the food chain, food fraud, good agricultural practices, quality assurance schemes and relevant legislation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss quality management standards, philosophies and frameworks in relation to the Agri-Food sector
LO2 Outline the key regulatory issues that ensure food safety and quality
LO3 Design risk management strategies applying HACCP
LO4 Explain safety, traceability, legislation and quality management systems that ensure integrity through the food chain
LO5 Discuss the practical applications of the Laboratory Information Management Systems in the Agri-Food industry
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Quality Management
Quality management systems in the Agri-Food industry, establishing a management system, documentation (e.g. SOPs), quality standards (ISO 9000, ISO 22000, ISO and Agriculture, GAP (application to soil, water and animals), GMP).
Introduction to Regulatory Authorities
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), International Standards (WHO, Codex Alimentarius).
Food Safety Management Systems
Risk monitory systems, Implementation of HACCP, Hazard Analysis, Critical Control Points, Critical Limits, Monitoring and Corrective Action Procedures.
Management through the Food Chain
Integrity through the Agri-Food chain (producers, processing, transport, consumers); farm to fork; Origin Green; Bord Bia Quality Assurance schemes (schemes, audits, procedures, records, benefits). Traceability (AIMS system in Ireland), food fraud. Risk communication and consumer perception.
Laboratory Information Management Systems
Practical use in the Agri-Food industry, hardware and software requirements, processes and benefits.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Preparation of a written report on a farm/agri-food safety management system applying HACCP 3 40.0 Week 8
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Formal Examination 1,2,4,5 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures, workshops & project-based classes 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study & project work 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures, workshops & project-based classes 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study & project work 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Hoyle, D. 2018, ISO Quality Systems Handbook, 7th Ed., Routledge London, United Kingdom [ISBN: 9781138188648]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SAGBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agri-Biosciences 5 Mandatory

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