The Politics and Policies of Food Assurance
- Module code
- Module leader
- Philip Hudson
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 22.5 hours
- Teaching period
- October - December
- Food politics.
- Food assurance origins.
- Elements of food assurance schemes.
- Food supply chain ‘actors’ and their roles in assurance.
- Food assurance and policy making.
- An anatomy of a food scandal and impact on policy.
- Food crises management and business continuity.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate the advanced technical, managerial and behavioural skills to manage activities associated with food quality management and develop a food safety and quality culture.
- Critically evaluate the performance of a food business in terms of quality systems management in order to identify problems and possible solutions.
- Work independently and demonstrate creativity and independence of thought in the development of a quality plan for a food business.
|Coursework||1 x literature review||50%|
|Coursework||1 x case study project||50%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Assured Food Standards available at www.redtractor.org.uk (accessed on: 27.6.16)
- RSPCA Assured available at www.rspcaassured.org.uk (accessed on 27.6.16)
- Leaf Marque available at http://www.leafuk.org/leaf/consumers/theLEAFmarquecons.eb (accessed on 27.6.16)
- Kathleen Anne Lewis John Tzilivakis Andrew Green Douglas Warner Adele Coles, (2008),"Farm assurance schemes: can they improve farming standards?", British Food Journal, Vol. 110 Iss 11 pp. 1088 – 1105
- Manning L., Baines R.N., and Chadd S.A. (2006), "Quality Assurance Models in the food supply chain", British Food Journal Vol. 108, No. 2, pp. 91-104.
- Institute of Food Science and Technology Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice 6th Edition (2013) ISBN- 9781118318201
- ISO 9000 series available at: http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_9000
- ISO 9001:2008 - sets out the requirements of a quality management system
- ISO 9000:2005 - covers the basic concepts and language
- ISO 9004:2009 - focuses on how to make a quality management system more efficient and effective
- ISO 19011:2011 - sets out guidance on internal and external audits of quality management systems.
- The contribution of UK farm assurance schemes towards desirable environmental policy outcomes Lewis, Kathy A, Green, Andrew, Tzilivakis, John, Warner, Douglas J.
- Food Standards Agency available at www.food.gov.uk (accessed on 27.6.16)
- BRC Global Standard for Food Safety ISBN 978-0-11-706967-1