Course code MVI393

MVI393 Chemical Food Safety

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Course responsible: Tove Gulbrandsen Devold
Teachers: Bjørn Arne Lindstedt, Harald Carlsen, Roland Peter Kallenborn
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
The course starts in the autumn parallel. The course has teaching/evaluation in the autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: Study year 2017-2018
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course gives an overview of various chemical substances in raw materials and food products that can pose a health risk to consumers; additives, process-contaminants, environmental pollutants, natural toxins, anti-nutrients, pesticides and drug residues. Emphasis is placed on the substances that are most relevant to Norwegian and European conditions. It focuses on general toxicological principles, determination of acceptable and tolerable intake, risk assessment and measures used to limit the occurrence of certain substances in the value chain.
Learning outcome:
Basic knowledge in food toxicology and how chemical food safety may be secured.  
Learning activities:
Lectures and colloquia in selected topics. Written submission and oral presentation of group assignment in given or individually chosen topic.
Teaching support:
Students may contact Tove Devold ( Canvas.

Selected parts of

T  Shibamoto & L Bjeldanes (2009) Introduction to Food Toxicology,  ElsevierS  T. Omaye, Food and Nutritional Toxicology  (2004) CRC PressScientific papers

The syllabus will be available at course start

Bachelor in Food Science or comparable
Recommended prerequisites:
Biology, anatomy/physiology, chemistry, different raw materials for food and processes used for food production
Mandatory activity:
Written submission and oral presentation of group assignments.
Written exam (counts 80 %). Written submission and oral presentation of group assignments. (Counts 20 % of final grade).
Nominal workload:
Lectures/discussion groups/group presentations 24 hours, group tasks 20 hours, self study 106 hours
Entrance requirements:
Natural sciences.
Type of course:
2 - 4 hours per week including lectures, discussion groups and group presentations.
It is currently not clear who will be the course responsible
An external examiner evaluates all exam papers.
Allowed examination aids: C2 Alle typer kalkulatorer, alle andre skriftlige hjelpemidler.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått