Academic Catalog

FDE311 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY

Course Code: 5730311
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Food Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. TAHSN FARUK BOZOLU
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2380107
Set 2: 2190103 | 2190104
One of the sets above should be completed before taking FDE311 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY .

Course Content

Relationship of microorganisms to foods. Characteristics of predominant microorganisms in foods. Sources and significance of microorganisms in foods. Food born pathogens. Indices of food sanitary quality and microbiological standards. Presence of viruses in foods. Sporulation and sporulating organisms in foods.