UE Code : IM1-QSA-SECA Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering / Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering

Level :

First year of Master of Science in Engineering

Language(s) :


Studies organization

Credits :


Semester :


Total Hours :

50.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

To be familiar with the techniques which make it possible control and ensure the safety of the consumer,
To know how to interpret the results of quality checks,
To know how to implement preventive and corrective measures, etc.

Contents :

Food Safety Management: Food Defense

Crisis Management: Regulations, the responsibility and liability of the farmer, alert systems, examples of recent crises, crisis management procedures, crisis recovery, etc.

Prevention/detection of foreign objects (contamination): Nature and origin of foreign objects (contamination) preventative measures, detection methods (metal detectors, image analysis, laser, x-rays, ultrasounds)

Foodborne Illnesses

Quality of seafood products: Characteristics of seafood products, quality of health and safety (microbiology, histamine, parasites, biotoxins), evaluation techniques

Prerequisites :

Basics in Microbiology (IL2) and Food Products

Teaching methods :

Lectures (CM)

Philippe Montéard ESA professor, in charge of S8 Major
Jacqueline Montéard ESA Professor
Emmanuel Estève Agri-Food business training consultant

Assessment :

Individual written assessment

Bibliography :

1st year of Master of Science in Engineering

The 1st year of Master of Science in Engineering includes common core courses, majors and inter-major courses.

Majors: students will choose only one major according to his background

• Vine and Wine: sustainable productions and international market (ViVi)
• Food processing, food science, nutrition and quality (TAQ)
• Crop production and agroecology (PVA)
• Environmental and sustainable Engineering (IED)
• Animal production: livestock farming and livestock industry (PA)
• Business management, corporate consultancy and international trade and Markets (PCE/CMI)

Common core courses (CC) are engineering tools and Social Sciences. All of them are compulsory.

Inter-major modules (MIM): students will choose only one according to their major