Unit Code: FIS721

Unit Title: Food Hygiene & Lab

In the Food Hygiene and Laboratory Unit, students are introduced to concepts in the science of food hygiene, food-producing industries, the tourism industry and food catering, with emphasis on fish and seafood products. The laboratory component of the unit offers students the opportunity to analyze and test food contents and analyze the status of hygiene and contaminants in food products. Other subjects discussed in the Unit include internationally recognized food testing technologies, systems, and procedures. Students learn about the importance of maintaining food safety and food quality in all food types. A research component in the Unit equips students with further knowledge in food safety at all stages of food production. Students are given practical skills and first-hand experience in the implementation of the HACCP System through visitations to food processing companies.