|Study location||Spain, Derio|
|Type||Professional Development, full-time|
|Application fee||€150 one-time
A small participation fee will be requested to participants.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Expertise on food safety control, especially on the detection of chemical contaminants is a plus.
Good level of English (minimum B2)
The training course on Rapid Methods for the Detection of Chemical Contaminants in Food will provide participants with knowledge to select rapids methods supporting the monitoring of food products, for a more agile control of food safety and quality. This course is focused on specific challenges of food industries: monitoring chemical contamination in foodstuff as required by legislation for several compounds and in very diverse food products. Learners will be exposed to different alternatives that can help to enhance and guarantee the food safety. Furthermore, the course will contribute to develop skills such as “Problem Solving” and “Critical Thinking” for a faster decision process on food materials and safety issues associated with them.
This training brings together professionals with a strong background in chemical contamination analysis in foods from different countries: from AZTI (Spain), IAR FR PAS (Poland), QUB (UK) and UNIBIO (Italy).
It will consist of a two-day course including state-of-the-art knowledge on rapid methods for monitoring chemical contaminants in food (during the morning) and hands-on laboratory sessions (during the afternoon).
The program will include insights into sources, effects, and risks of chemical contamination in food, regulatory requirements and outlook in emergent contaminants, state-of-art in rapid methods available for food contaminants’ control with insights into economic and sustainable benefits. Hands-on sessions design to show the capabilities of rapid methods to meet the legal standards and reduce analytical costs.
This training will provide the participants with a guideline to select different rapid methods and portable equipment as analytical tools to help show adherence to European regulations and standards, to monitor chemical contamination and ensure the safety of our food chain. Furthermore, the training will provide the participants with technical skills and knowledge on rapid methods which they can then use within their career within the food industry. It will all contribute to develop problem solving and critical thinking competences for faster decision making on food materials and safety issues associated with them.
The training will encourage the implementation of rapid methods and the creation of new control points along the fabrication process, contributing to the development of new and robust rapid methods that supports the food safety chain. This training intends to provide a collaboration between participants and with external partners (including start-ups, industry and public) to drive the uptake of innovation in the sector.