Number of Pages- 394. Index Given Below.
Chapter 1: Food Laws: Food Safety and Standards Act of India, 2006: Provision, definitions and different sections of the Act and implementation, FSS Rules and Regulations, Overview of other relevant national bodies, International Food Control Systems/Laws, Regulations and Standards/Guidelines with regard to Food Safety
Chapter 2: Food Chemistry: Structure and functions of macro-and micro nutrients, Role of macro and micronutrients in human nutrition, Overview of food additives with respect to their technological functions, Overview of anti-nutritional factors and their removal from foods, Overview of enzymes as food processing aids, Overview of nutraceuticals and functions foods, Overview of food contaminants and adulterants and their effects on human health, Food allergens and allergen city, Importance of diet in alleviating health risks, especially non-communicable diseases
Chapter 3: Food Microbiology:
General principles of food microbiology and overview of food borne pathogens, Overview of sources of microorganisms in food chain (raw materials, water, air, equipment etc.) and microbiological quality of foods, Microbial food spoilage and Food borne diseases, General principles and techniques in microbiological examination of foods, Overview of beneficial microorganisms and their role in food processing and human nutrition
Chapter 4: Food Analysis and Testing:
Fundamentals of field level and laboratory sampling with reference to importance of statistical tools, Overview of basic/classical methods of food analysis, Overview of modern analytical techniques including mass spectrometry and molecular techniques, Principles of Quality assurance and Quality control with reference to food analysis and testing.
Chapter 5: Food Quality: GMP Auditing and inspections, Food Surveillance, Food Recall, Quality control of food at all stages processing, Safety issues in food packaging materials, Sampling from a lot or process line, Non-destructive food quality evaluation methods.
Chapter 6: Food Safety Eco System in India: Indian Scenario of Food Safety: Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and its Background, The Food Safety and Standards Regulations (FSSR) 2011: Licensing and Registration, Schedule 4 requirements, Recent advances in Packaging and Labelling Requirements, Regulations related to Nutraceuticals and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, Provisions on Organic Food and Non-Specified Food/Food Ingredients, Central Advisory committee and scientific Committee/ panels, Food Import Clearance system, Notified labs and adjudications. Initiatives of FSSAI: Eat Right India, FoSTaC, Food Fortification, Detect Adulteration with Rapid Test (DART), Clean Street Food, BHOG (Blissful Hygienic Offering to God), Food Safety on Wheels, Food Smart Consumer, Codex, Diet for Life etc.
Chapter 7: Food Science and Nutrition: Understanding food hazard, food borne illnesses, water and sanitation, GHP, GAP, HACCP, food allergies, Food Adulteration, Food Nutrition and Food Consciousness, Supplementation, Fortification, Bio-fortification, Poor Diet and consequences: Stunting, wasting & anaemia, Life style diseases, Food testing and rapid detection methods.
Chapter 8: Food Processing and Preservation: Basic principles and methods of Food Preservation: Heat processing, pasteurization, canning, dehydration, freezing, freeze drying, fermentation, microwave, irradiation and chemical additives. Refrigerated and modified atmosphere storage. Aseptic preservation, hurdle technology, alternate-thermal technologies and non-thermal processing, New/Novel food additives and preservatives. Safety issues of processed foods available in market.
Chapter 9: 1000 MCQs
Chapter 10: 200 Subjective Question Answers