Description: Nature, physiology, and interactions of microorganisms in foods. Introduction to food-borne diseases, the effect of food processing systems on the microflora of foods, principles of food preservation, food spoilage, and foods produced by microorganisms. Food plant sanitation and criteria for establishing microbial standards for food products.
Prerequisites: FDST 205.
Description: Chemistry and technology of the cereal grains. Post-harvest processing and utilization for food and feed. Current industrial processes and practices, and the theoretical basis for these operations.
Description: Occurrence, growth, and mycotoxin production of molds in human foods, animal feeds, and the human environment. Spoilage, mycotoxin production conditions, toxicity, and pathological effects. Culture media, methods and techniques for enumerating and identifying molds, analytical methods for mycotoxins, and effects of food and feed processing on mycotoxin stability.
Prerequisites: ASCI 210.
Description: Conduct independent research and study meat industry problems in processing, production, storage, and preparation of meat and meat products.
Prerequisites: FDST 205.
Description: Harvesting and postharvest handling of fruit and vegetables, processing and safety issues, processes of ripening and/or maturation in fresh fruits and vegetables.
Description: Toxic substances that may be found in foods with emphasis on bacterial toxins, mycotoxins, and naturally occurring toxicants of plants, animals, and seafood. Basic toxicological methodology and the effects of food processing and handling on food-borne toxicants.
Prerequisites: FDST 205
Description: Physical, chemical, and microbiological properties of milk. Principles of milk processing and manufacture of cultured dairy products, cheeses, ice cream, and concentrated dairy products.
Prerequisites: Introductory course in statistics.
Description: Food evaluation using sensory techniques and statistical analysis.
Prerequisites: BIOS 312 or equivalent
Description: Detailed examples and conceptual overview of studies that define the digestive tract microbial ecosystem both at the local and systemic scale in the context of omnivores such as humans and animals are presented. The concepts in focus are associated with high-dimensional datasets (or big data) used for studying these complex biosystems, and the multi-dimensional interactions between the microbiomes in its ecosystem. Topics include the host-cycle of life in health and disease in relation to the bacteria of the digestive tract, as well as the modification of their ecology due to health issues, nutrition, and microbial competition or chemical modification.
Prerequisites: FDST 448/848 or instructor approval.
Description: The basic theory of physical chemistry that is relevant in food science and technology. Understand and predict changes occurring in a food during processing, storage, and handling using physical chemistry theory. Design and improvement of processes to make foods having specific qualities in an efficient way.
Prerequisites: FDST 405/805
On-campus students must also register for FDST 455L/855L.
Description: Physiology, biochemistry, and genetics of microorganisms important in food fermentation. How microorganisms are used in fermentation and the effects of processing and manufacturing conditions on production of fermented foods.
Prerequisites: FDST/MSYM 363.
Description: Unit operations and their applications to food processing.
Prerequisites: 3 hrs BIOS or CHEM
Description: Instruction in FDST 871 is provided by numerous subject matter experts. Multidisciplinary food safety and security perspectives. Food safety policy, ag bioterrorism, border security, animal ID, food defense, and site security, risk analysis, crisis communication, epidemiology, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System, and more.
Prerequisites: 3 hrs BIOS or CHEM
Description: The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System and its application in the food industry.
Prerequisites: 3 hrs BIOS or CHEM
Description: Mechanisms of action, metabolism, sources, remediation and/or detoxification, and risk assessment of major food-borne toxicants of current interest. Design of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plans for use in food industries to target food-borne toxicants.
Prerequisites: 3 hrs FDST at 200 level or above
Description: FDST 874 has presentations by state and federal food regulators. History of the development of the current federal state food regulations. Guidelines that govern the practice of regulating the wholesomeness of red meats, poultry, and eggs.
Description: The different types of rapid microbial detection approaches available for use in foods. Commercial reagents and detection platforms, and the "next generation" approaches currently under development in academia or industry. Challenges to detection posed by the complexity of most food matrices and the sample preparation methods for separating microorganisms from such matrices.
Prerequisites: 3 hrs STAT
Description: Risk assessment principles as applied to biological systems. Exposure and effects characterization in human and animal health and ecological risk assessment. Risk analysis frameworks and regulatory decision-making. Introduction to quantitative methods for risk assessment using epidemiological and distributional analyses. Uncertainty analysis.
Description: Basic principles in biotechnology and applied food microbiology. Current topics of interest in food biotechnology. Introduction to recombinant DNA techniques and how they are applied to genetically modify microorganisms. The use of nucleic acids as tools of rapid detection of microorganisms in foods, basic enzyme immobilization and down-stream processing techniques, and regulatory aspects of food biotechnology.
Prerequisites: Admission to Food Safety & Defense certificate program; and permission
Description: Foundational concepts relevant to protecting the food supply from intentional contamination. Section 1 addresses the nature of the policy and regulatory aspects of food defense, threats to food and agricultural systems, as well as concepts and strategies related to response and mitigation of food protection incidents. Section 2 provides an understanding of the principles required in a food defense program for a food manufacturing, warehousing, or distribution center.
Description: n-depth discussion of: composition, quality, and chemical and physical properties and reactions of fats and oils in food systems; processing and refining of food fats and oils; manufacture of various fat and oil products; current research related to fats and oils.
Prerequisites: 12 hrs FDST or closely related areas
Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
Description: Current topics in food microbiology.
Description: Microbial genetics and recombinant DNA technology as applied to food science. Includes modification and improvement of microorganisms important in food fermentations; effects of bacteriophages in food fermentations; enzyme engineering; principles of plant and animal tissue culture; bioprocess engineering and down stream processing; DNA probe and monoclonal antibody technology; and regulatory and ethical aspects of biotechnology.
Description: Survey of current research topics in the molecular biology of agents of food borne disease. Includes structure-function analyses of toxin molecules and other virulence determinants; genetic mechanisms of phenotypic variation, coordinate regulation of virulence gene expression; mobile genetic elements that contribute to pathogenesis; invasion of host tissues; and stress-response systems and survival.
Description: Food borne filamentous micro-fungi or molds. Culture media and methods. Techniques for enumerating and identifying molds belonging to the genera Aspergillus, Penicillium, Fusarium, Alternaria, Cladosporium, Rhizopus, Mucor and others. Food spoilage by molds, mycotoxin production and pathological effects.
Description: Primarily a literature course that focuses on current topics in food microbiology. Articles from food microbiology, as well as other applied and basic microbiology journals reviewed and discussed. Recent advances in methodology and microbiological techniques emphasized.
Description: Introduction to the complex microbial populations that inhabit the gastrointestinal tracts of human and non-ruminant animals, and how they impact their hosts. Aspects of gut microbiota having medical or agricultural applications.
Description: Advanced study and discussion of the scientific literature and research pertaining to food science.
Prerequisites: 6 hrs microbiology, 12 hrs chemistry
Description: Studies and investigational work relating to chemistry, microbiology, and processing of food products.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair