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EKEH1169 Food chemical safety 4 op
Organised by
Food Development

Learning outcomes

The course provides a comprehensive view and understanding of metabolism and potential toxicological effects of various toxicants as inherent components of foods, food additives or contaminants introduced at various stages of food production and packaging.


The course consists of three parts. Part I presents an introduction to the basic toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics of toxicants as well as methods for evaluating toxicity. Part II covers various toxicants in foods including both the inherent toxicants in foods of plant and animal origins as well as toxins produced by bacteria and fungi. Food allergy and allergens are covered as well. Part III deals with food additives and food contaminants introduced during the agricultural practice and during food processing and packaging.

Teaching methods

This course is held every other spring (odd numbered years)

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

- Participation in lectures and seminar presentation
- Group presentation and written summaries on given topics
- Written exam


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

- Lecture handouts and seminar presentations given by the students
- Leon Brimer, Chemical Food Safety, CAB International 2011
- Stanley T. Omaye, Food and Nutritional Toxicology, CRC Press, 2004

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
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