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HSN209 - Food Security and Safety

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Stuart Smith


One of: HSN104, SBC152, SLE152, SLE155



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour classes per week and 1 x 1 hour seminar fortnightly for the trimester


This unit will provide students with an understanding of the global issues of safe food production and the risks and hazards associated with food manufacture. Topics covered include: food regulation; foodborne pathogens and food spoilage microorganisms; food allergies; bioterrorism and food insecurity; food additives, contaminants and packaging, hazards in food production, food waste and risks associated with genetically engineered food.


Assessment task 1: Two multiple choice tests (2 x 10%) 20%

Assessment task 2: Group-based assignment (1000 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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