Food safety is one of the most interesting and complex sectors for those interested in studying food, its characteristics, including its features, safety and nutritional value.

When speaking of food safety, it's possible to believe that we are only referring to the chance of a toxin or pathogen infecting food and causing an infectious or toxic process. However, food safety encompasses a much wider term, considering that there are outbreaks or cases that can be traced to situations in food preparation or structure.

For these reasons, the problems of food safety must be approached from a broad perspective, with the intention of studying each episode within its present context, and trying to classify its future perspective and providing solutions in all possible cases. A new addition to the programme is subjects related to rules and regulations on safety and responsibility in food production, with emphasis on legal responsibilities; offering a practical and preventive guidance on the material, increasingly important in decision-making processes.


- Provide students with strategies and abilities needed to carry out research in food safety in both public and private centres.
- Provide students with the latest in theoretical knowledge as well as in possible applications for the improvement of product quality.
- Make students aware of the foundations of managing an aquacultural business both with regard to the technical aspects and the aspects of business and market management.

- Provide and validate the elements needed to achieve a product of quality through the management of the process, to give the market a response to what they demand and when they demand it.

Access requirements

University degree with skills and experience in the field of food hygiene.
If you do not have a university degree must demonstrate professional experience, in this case the student will receive a certificate.

Career opportunities

- Technical manager of agrofood companies.
- Auditors of food safety systems.
- Auditors of food safety systems.
- Certifiers for food safety systems.
- Consultants in food quality and safety systems.
- Head of food distribution chains.
- Consultant to implementations of food safety policies in the industry.
- Directors and technicians of laboratory specialising in standards ISO/IEC 1702.


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UAB Graduate Diploma

22 Edition
Places: 35
Orientation: Professional
Code: 1470/22
Price: 1980 ¤
Special price: 1782¤
Group of application:

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Modality: Onsite
Location: Escola de Prevenció i Seguretat Integral. Edifi blanc, Campus UAB, Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Dates: from 08/11/2019 to 23/05/2020
Teaching language:
Catalan (50%), Spanish (50%)
Coordinating centres:
Escuela de Prevención y Seguridad Integral

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