Whilst unfortunate, this outbreak has on the other hand led to various stakeholders within government, business and the public emphasising the need for increased food safety measures at all stages of the food chain in a bid to prevent a reoccurrence. Therefore, understanding the basic principles of food microbiology and safety, especially among individuals diligently working within the food industry, is vital to preventing contamination of food products and subsequent illness in consumers.
As a leading research-intensive university in Africa, the University of Pretoria prides itself in providing knowledge that is vital in tackling pressing local and international issues. Enterprises UP, in collaboration with UP experts, presents a unique Online Course in Food Microbiology
aiming to fill the gaps needed to equip various stakeholders with the knowledge and skills required in keeping food safe from foodborne pathogens, thereby reducing incidence of foodborne illnesses.
The course will not only provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of the general principles of microbiology – with a specific focus on micro-organisms and the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect their growth in food – but delegates will also be equipped with the practical skills and knowledge of its application in the food industry and the prevention of contaminants in food production and preservation. The course will also earn you 10 CPD points from SACNASP.
The following short courses and research and advisory services are available via Enterprises UP to enhance the skills of professionals operational in the specific field: Visit the following links for more information on our Agriculture and Food Security short courses and research and advisory services.