Introduction to the Agri-Food Industry
- Module code
- Module leader
- Dr John Dooley
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 36 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 2
Indicative content: What are food supply chains? What are the factors influencing &/or the challenges for food supply and demand in a world context? The global view of nutrition and malnutrition. Consideration and discussion of the most significant, current food chain issues, drivers for change and their impact on the agri-food industry. This includes, but is not restricted to, aspects of animal welfare, biotechnology, food safety, resource management, the regulatory framework, and the management of the food supply chain.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Explain the concept of a food supply chain, complete with the key steps, processes and players that form the chain
- Identify the key trends and issues in food supply and demand and the main factors (e.g. quality assurance) driving change, in food chains.
- Recognise the regulatory framework governing food safety and the roles and responsibilities of businesses in the food chain.
- Explain how food safety and quality is communicated to consumers.
|Examination||Online multiple choice test||60%|
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