HNUT40240 Food Regulation

Academic Year 2022/2023

Food Regulatory Affairs represents the integration of many different disciplines including food science, health, law, ethics, policy, economics and politics. This module is intended to give you a basic understanding of how European food regulatory processes work and to study some of the key drivers of European food regulatory affairs. Emphasis will be placed on the following areas: the European model for food safety, the food chain, risk analysis, food additives and food labelling. Practical examples and case studies will be used to support learning.

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Learning Outcomes:

- Understand an appropriate level of knowledge on the origins and necessity for regulation of food supply- Understand the origins of the present EU, what it currently does and the difference between national and European law.- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of food policy and law, including knowledge of a selected major cases of European food law - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concept of risk assessment and the key components of this process- Be familiar with the legislation and current considerations surrounding food additives, food and nutrition labelling- Have a basic understanding of the factors influencing legislation surrounding fortification, supplements, GM and other emerging issues.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Module delivered via lectures and tutorials 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Human Nutrition 2 (HNUT20060) or equivalent

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
HNUT20010 - Human Nutrition II - Food Sci, HNUT20060 - Human Nutrition II

HNUT40010 - Food Regulation - FS

Food Regulation (FDSC40240)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: Group Project Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Individual Assessment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Examination (MCQ, SAQ) 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 09:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 11:00 - 11:50