FDSC40740 Food Regulation Exec

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is for students taking the Professional Diploma in Food Safety and Regulatory Science.
Students will be introduced to the background of food safety regulation and how this has evolved in the EU and globally. This module will give an overview of the current Global Food Regulatory landscape, describing the history and developments of Food Regulation across various global regions, and outline the role of key players in this process. It will outline the principles, concepts and regulatory requirements of food labelling covering both nutrition and health claims.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students will be able to:
• Describe Global Food Regulatory Systems and how this shapes policy.
• Understand the regulatory context and requirements of Food and Nutrition Labelling (including allergens), and health claims.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the role of key stakeholders in the Food Regulatory environment

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be delivered through the UCD VLE system and practical tutorials that will consist of:
- Lectures
- Live tutorials
- Asynchronous discussion threads
- Guest lectures
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Essay: Essay (5000 words) describing & critical evaluating a food safety incident & its impact on regulation. A 500 word reflection piece on how they incorporated their learnings & came to their conclusion. Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes



Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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Name Role
Mrs Angela Brennan Tutor