Nutrition and Health Part 3: Food Safety

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Everyday reports of food scandals and recalls are published. One day it’s scary bacteria in meat, and another day it’s dangerous pesticides in fruits. According to some, meat needs to be cooked well to prevent food-borne illness while others warn not to heat food to prevent the formation of poisonous substances.

Many consumers worry about the conflicting and confusing messages about food hazards

This nutrition and health course will teach you about the hazards associated with food and give you the tools to assess and quantify the dangers they can present. You will learn the effects of food processing, the shared responsibility in the food chain and the prevention of food poisoning/intoxication. After this course, you will be able to differentiate what is a food myth vs. an actual risk. Finally, you will gain a contemporary view of how different risks can be weighed in a scientific way.

This course is part of the Nutrition: H...

Everyday reports of food scandals and recalls are published. One day it’s scary bacteria in meat, and another day it’s dangerous pesticides in fruits. According to some, meat needs to be cooked well to prevent food-borne illness while others warn not to heat food to prevent the formation of poisonous substances.

Many consumers worry about the conflicting and confusing messages about food hazards

This nutrition and health course will teach you about the hazards associated with food and give you the tools to assess and quantify the dangers they can present. You will learn the effects of food processing, the shared responsibility in the food chain and the prevention of food poisoning/intoxication. After this course, you will be able to differentiate what is a food myth vs. an actual risk. Finally, you will gain a contemporary view of how different risks can be weighed in a scientific way.

This course is part of the Nutrition: Healthy Food for Better Living XSeries.

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10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 11 months ago
I am very satisfied with this training. Even if I work professionnaly in the field of microbiological risk assessment, it enabled me to review and update myself on this subject. The main reason for my registration to this MOOC was the part on risk assessment linked to chemical hazards. I learned a lot and it gives now me a good foundation for getting involved in this subject in my work. The format was perfect for me. I appreciated the way of presenting the subject, very pedagogical and pleasant to follow. Congratulations to the team for this nice and huge work. A Expert course on the field would be useful for professionnals of the agroindustrial sector.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 8 months ago
I think this course is well put and it serves the purpose of being an intro class. I learnt a lot but I hardly do well on the exam since the questions and answers are not well devised. Like I was not sure if I should try to think more than what the questions ask, when I did I got it wrong when I didn't I also got it wrong. The content is at an intro level but sometimes there are technical stuff which I really like; although sometimes explanations are unclear. The TAs are very readily available in the discussion form so that was helpful. Instructors are great and use great examples, making the content easy to understand and follow. I took the previous part 1 and 2 which I really like since I like the science behind all the concepts. This part 3 is set up differently, more general but still based on science. If possible, I would like the provider to consider offering a Microbiology course since you certainly got my interest :)
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2/10 starsDropped
2 years, 8 months ago
This was a big disappointment. I took the previous 2 courses of the series and liked both of them (got 2 certificates). But this one is, in my opinion, poorly done. I dropped after week 2. I was so looking forward to this course but everything is very boring. The weekly exams have answers that are debatable. And some concepts are not objectively explained.
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8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 11 months ago
I am tired of being overtly intimidated by clients that supposed to be listening to my technical advice on food handling. Hence, a broader interest in going along with this course. Thank you.
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alaa Abdelraheem

9/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 1 month ago
I join this course cause lam interesting in food safety field and try to develop my self finding suitable job.
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VESTINE DUKESHIMANA

2/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 2 months ago
I think this course is interested on me because in Rwanda we have the problems of malnutrition in the some regions.
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