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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Strategies for food and food supplements authentication - M323020
Title: Strategie průkazu falšování potravin a doplňků stravy
Guaranteed by: Department of Food Analysis and Nutrition (323)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Guarantor: Tomaniová Monika Ing. Ph.D.
Stránská Milena doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : N323052
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Annotation -
Last update: Tomaniová Monika Ing. Ph.D. (28.01.2018)
Within the subject, the students will get acquainted with various scenarios that may occur in counterfeiting of important food commodities, products and food supplements; potential health risks for consumers will be also discussed. Both classic procedures of proof of a fraud as well as strategies of authentication based on modern laboratory techniques will be presented. Attention will also be paid to the importance of traceability in the chain agricultural production – processing / production – transport / storage – distribution. Case studies documenting real examples from practice will be shown as a part of lessons.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Tomaniová Monika Ing. Ph.D. (28.01.2018)

Students will be able to:

Critically assess reasons and consequences of food and food supplements counterfeiting, both from an economical and health perspective

Be well informed on analytical procedures used for food and food supplements authentication

Be well informed on approaches used for food traceability

Propose procedures for detecting of food and food supplements authentication in a case study scenario

Literature -
Last update: Tomaniová Monika Ing. Ph.D. (11.09.2023)

R: FoodIntegrity Handbook: a guide to food authenticity issues and analytical solutions, 2018, ISBN print version 978-2-9566303-0-2, electronic version 978-2-9566303-1-9

R: Da-Wen Sun, Modern Techniques for Food Authentication, 2nd Edition, Academic Press, 2018, Hardback ISBN: 9780128142646, eBook ISBN: 9780128142653

A: Downey G., Advances in Food Authenticity Testing, Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier, 2016, ISBN 978-0-08-100220-9

A: Team of authors, Methods and criteria for verifying the authenticity of food and food ingredients, Key Publishing, 2011, ISBN 978-80-7418-124-5

Learning resources -
Last update: Tomaniová Monika Ing. Ph.D. (28.01.2018)

Scientific journals and books from the databases Web of Science, KNOVEL, ScienceDirect, Wiley Online Library, etc.

Requirements to the exam -
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In the range of syllabus

Syllabus -
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1. Introduction to the food adulteration topic

2. Traditional procedures applied for proving of food adulteration

3. Current analytical strategies used to detect food and food supplements adulteration

4. Application of chemometric tools for the effective detection of food and food supplements adulteration

5. Adulteration of plant-based foods and beverages, case studies

6. Adulteration of food of animal origin, case studies

7. Adulteration of food supplements, case studies

8. Authentication of technological procedures used in food production

9. Traceability in food chains, introduction to the topic

10. Principles of global food traceability

11. Role and activities of control authorities in detecting food and food supplements counterfeiting

12. Communication with consumers on risks associated with food fraud and related legislative requirements

Registration requirements -
Last update: Pulkrabová Jana prof. Ing. Ph.D. (31.01.2018)

Food Chemistry, Analysis of Food and Natural Products

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Tomaniová Monika Ing. Ph.D. (28.01.2018)

Successful completion and presentation of the semestral project according to the assignment is a precondition for granting the credit

Successful completion of the written and oral part of the exam

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
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