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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Food traceability and authenticity - N324029
Title: Autenticita a detekce falšování potravin
Guaranteed by: Department of Food Preservation (324)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: M324006
For type:  
Guarantor: Čížková Helena doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: M324006
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Čížková Helena doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.08.2013)
The course focuses on the food authenticity, food adulteration and procedures and methods of food authenticity proof. The possible influence of natural variability, recipes, technological processing and storage on markers of authenticity is discussed within the lectures. The student gets familiar with the basic qualitative parameters of selected products and their components, with the legislative aspects and current projects.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Čížková Helena doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.08.2013)

Students will be able to:

Define the requirements for authentic food

Assess the possible ways of adulteration and their causes and consequences

Propose procedures for the evaluation of authenticity, interpret the data

Literature -
Last update: Čížková Helena doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.08.2013)

R: Lees M., Food Authenticity and Traceability, 2003, ISBN 1855735261 , Woodhead Publ.

R: Singhal R., Handbook of Indices of Food Quality and Autenticity, 1997, ISBN 1855732998, CRC

Learning resources -
Last update: Čížková Helena doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.08.2013)

Handbook of Indices of Food Quality and Authenticity

AIJN Code of Practice

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Syllabus -
Last update: Čížková Helena doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.08.2013)

1. Introduction, the main ways of food adulteration (fraud) and methods of its detection, EU and national legislative background

2. Responsible bodies (official authorities, associations of producers, consumer organizations), consumer protection

3. Food labeling, fraudulent imitations of products and false declarations of geographic origin

4. Traceability - the aim, developing traceability and product recall systems across the supply chain, examples, geographic traceability

5. Methodology for food authentication, physical or chemical parameters, fingerprints, enzymatic techniques, PCR, isotopes, data evaluation (standards, databases, chemometrics )

6. Particular food authentication - fats and vegetable oil, milk and dairy products

7. Particular food authentication - fruit and vegetable products, fruit juices

8. Particular food authentication -fish, processed seafoods, meat and meat products

9. Particular food authentication -cereals, eggs and egg products

10. Particular food authentication -alcoholic beverages

11. Particular food authentication -tea, coffee, herbs and spices

12. Particular food authentication -honey, cocoa, chocolate

13. Particular food authentication -nutrition for particular propose, identifying genetically modified organisms and irradiated food, biofood

14. Current projects, research organizations, recent issues in food adulteration, practical examples for the evaluation of food authenticity according to provided data

Entry requirements -
Last update: Čížková Helena doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.08.2013)

Basic course of Food chemistry and Food analyses, of Food Technologies

Registration requirements -
Last update: Čížková Helena doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.08.2013)

Food chemistry

Food analyses

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0 1
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0 1
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0,5 14
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 0,5 14
4 / 4 114 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 20
Examination test 40
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 20
Oral examination 20