IUFoST-QA-1: Quality Assurance - Improving Food Quality and Safety

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This module will provide an overview of the quality attributes in foods. By the end of the module, participants should be able to: a) Give a simple definition of quality. b) Explain the importance of quality for a food product. c) Describe the physical quality characteristics of a food product. d) Describe the chemical, nutritional and microbial quality characteristics of a food product. (Module developed by SADC, the South African Development Community)

Course Content

  1. What is Quality?
  2. What is Quality Assurance?
  3. Elements of Effective QA System
  4. General Framework for QA System of Food Manufacturing