PGDFSQM : Post Graduate Diploma(FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY MANAGEMENT)
Open Distance Learning
School of Agriculture
FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Theobjective of the PGDiploma Programme is toprepare professionals for development, implementation and auditing of Food Safety and Quality Management Systems in the country. The Programme has been developed in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), GOI. It seeks to develop India’s capability to meet the global food safety and quality requirements and enhance the competitiveness of food products.In long term perspective,it would contribute to ensure consumer safety with in and outside the country.This PG Programme shall enable the students to:
Comprehend the issues of safety and quality in food production, handling, processing andtrade.
Build technical proficiency in undertaking food safety and quality assurance in food processing chain i.e., from farm tofork.
Ensure the safety and quality of food products as per mandatory legal requirements and voluntary standards including export regulations, ifrequired.
Design and implement: Good Hygienic Practices (GHP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Quality Management Systems (QMS): ISO 9001, Food Safety Management Systems(FSMS):ISO22000,LaboratoryManagementSystem:ISO
Be able to effectively plan, conduct, report and audit as per the guidelines of the ISO19011-2002.
Undertake Standard Microbiological and Chemical analysis of FoodProducts.
ApplyGoodHygienic,Manufacturing,Laboratory,TransportationandRetailPracticesinFoodProcessing/Hospitality industry and Retailoutlets.
Prospective job opportunities for the pass outs are as follows:
Quality Control Officer or Quality Assurance / Food Safety and Quality Management professionals in food/hospitality/retail industry and laboratories,
Food Safety Officer in the regulatorybodies,
Food Auditor in Certification and Inspectionbodies,
Trainer/Counsellor in Food Safety & Quality ManagementSystems,
Food certifying/auditing professional for Food Safety & Quality Management Systems(FSQMS).
Web-based support to students is available at https://sites.google.com/ignou.ac.in/weas/pgdfsqm
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