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Food & Hygiene Microbiology







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Main references for these courses are:

o        Microbiology Webbed Out

o        Microbiology and Immunology On-line

o        The Online Biology Book

o        The MIT Biology Hypertextbook

o        Bad Bug Book

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Topics/Classes

Laboratory Practical Classes

FDA methods

Food Sampling and Preparation of Sample Homogenate

Standard Plate Count

Coliform Count

Petrifilm

A Five-Tube MPN Table

MPN Calculator

Salmonella Test

Staphylococcus

Theory

o        Food Hygiene

o        Microorganisms: Food-borne Illnesses

o        Isolation & Identification

Detection of Parasites in food

o        High Temperature Thermal Processing Of Food

o        High Pressure Technologies

o        Pasteurization

o        Food irradiation

o      Specifics of deep frozen food

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o        Mid Semester Practice Test

 

         Viruses

o        Bacteriophages

o        Transduction

o        Phage therapy

VULNERABLE GROUPS

         Do Spiroplasma or Prions cause Creutzfeldt-Jakob


Disease? & mad Cow Disease

         Fungi

         Fungi power point from Department of Biology Western Washington University

Parasites Diseases

Worms

Platyhelminthes

 

Flatworms, Roundworms & Rotifers

Flukes

Protozoa

Microsporidia and Cyclospora

Toxoplasmosis

 

         Food Fermentations

o        Fermentation techniques

o        FERMENTATION BIOTECHNOLOGY

o        Batch vs. Continuous culture method

o        Troubleshooting guide for fermented meats

o        Cheese making

o        Indigenous fermented-food technologies for small-scale industries

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         Australian Standards for Microbial Examination of Food

         HACCP

o        On-line Glossary

Assessment and Student Requirements

o        Two Theory Tests = 80%

o        Two Practical Reports = 20%

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o        Old TESTS