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Food Safety and Quality Assurance

University of Guelph
Guelph
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Program description

The food processing industry is a highly sophisticated and competitive industry in constant need of food scientists who will apply basic scientific principles to the practical problems associated with its activities, from raw material acquisition to process design and quality control, to packaging, consumer acceptance, and marketing.

Admission requirements

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The program is most suitable for those with an undergraduate science background or for those currently employed in the food area in government regulatory work or in the processing industry who desire upgrading of skills and knowledge. Applicants for admission to this program must meet the university minimum admission requirement of a baccalaureate in an honours program (or the equivalent) or a DVM from a recognized university or college with an average standing of at least second-class honours ('B-' average). Applicants will be expected to have completed undergraduate courses that prepare them for participation in the core graduate courses and electives of the program. Undergraduate upgrading may be necessary to ensure sufficient background in topics such as microbiology, toxicology, statistics, and analytical methods.


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University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is like no other university in Canada. Research-intensive and learner-centered, their campuses span urban hubs and rural communities. The university is known for excellence in the arts and sciences, and for their commitment to developing exceptional...


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Why study at University of Guelph

A few highlights...

  • Top marks for Student Experience (Maclean's, 2019)
  • Oldest Veterinary medicine degree in North America and ranked #7 worldwide in Veterinary Sciences (QS World University Rankings, 2019)
  • 90.15% of our grads are employed within 6 months of graduation
  • Experiential learning and co-op opportunities available in many of our undergraduate degrees
  • One of the world's top 400 universities (Time Higher Education, 2012-2017)
  • Five star ranking and ranked in the top 20 universities in Canada (QS World University Rankings 2019)
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