Information Package / Course Catalogue
Food Contaminants
Course Code: VBH527
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 4
Objectives of the Course

To have sufficient knowledge about definition of contaminants, risks in foodstuffs, heavy metals, pesticides, radionuclides, antimicrobial agents

Course Content

General information about food additives and contaminants, classification of food additives, environmental pollutants, chemical pollution, mycotoxins and chemical pollution risk analysis in foods

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Recommended or Required Reading
1.Karakaya, A.E. : Gıda katkılarının toksikolojik yönden değerlendirme ilkeleri. Teknolojik, Toksikolojik ve Yasal Açıdan Gıda Katkıları. Seminer Notları. SEGEM 12-16 Aralık 1988. Ankara.
2.Benford D.: The Acceptable Daily Intake. A Tool For Ensuring Food Safety. ILSI Europe Concise Monographs Series. ILSI Press. Belgium. (2000).
3.Commission of the European Communities: White Paper: Strategy For a Future Chemicals Policy (2001).
4.Rosenberg M. : Life Expectancy Overview of Life Expectancy. http://geography.about.com/od/populationgeography/a/lifeexpectancy.htm (Erişim 21/02/2011)
5.National Library of Medicine. Toxicology Tutorials.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Definition, overview, classification of food contaminants, effects of contaminants on health
Week 2 - Theoretical
Some veterinary drug residues in animal foods
Week 3 - Theoretical
Pesticides residues in foods
Week 4 - Theoretical
Heavy metals and health problems in foods
Week 5 - Theoretical
Polychlorinated hydrocarbons in foods
Week 6 - Theoretical
Mycotoxins in foods
Week 7 - Theoretical
Radionuclides in foods
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
Food additives and health risks
Week 10 - Theoretical
Contaminations occurring during food processing (PAH, acrylamide, furans, trans fatty acids etc.)
Week 11 - Theoretical
Migration and monomers in food packaging
Week 12 - Theoretical
Microplastics and health hazards in foods
Week 13 - Theoretical
Pollutants formed by chemical reactions in foods, N-nitroso compounds
Week 14 - Theoretical
Chemical pollution and chemical pollution risk analysis in foods
Week 15 - Theoretical
Regulations about food contaminants
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory140228
Reading140228
Midterm Examination115217
Final Examination125227
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)100
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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OÇ-1
5
5
5
OÇ-2
5
5
5
OÇ-3
5
5
5
OÇ-4
5
5
5
OÇ-5
5
5
5
5
5
OÇ-6
5
5
5
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