The topic provides an understanding of the importance of microbiology and toxicology in maintaining food safety. It examines the frameworks employed in maintaining safe food, explores regulatory approaches and engagement of various professions, predominantly allied to Environmental Health. Specific areas covered include: identification of the microbiological, physical and chemical hazards in food. It presents the frameworks involved in management of food safety and prevention of foodborne disease. The topic covers issues of global and local significance and also examines unique food safety issues relating to indigenous populations.
This topic aims to achieve an understanding of: