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Food safety and quality

The course is 40 hours. 
Food safety and quality is a practical course of 40 hours for people over 18 years of age who want to work in the food industry or develop their skills in the field.


Course content:

  • Course introduction
  • Quality and safety
  • Healthier diets
  • Internal control
  • Food safety and control
  • Evaluation of the course
  • Food microbiology
  • Food processing
  • Food packaging labels
  • Allergy and intolerance
  • Samplings methods and criteria
  • Elective courses
  • Processing processes
  • Product knowledge and food groups
  • Cleaning and disinfection

  • Be able to explain the importance of quality and saefty in food handling.
  • Recognize food safety and control methods and measures and be able to plan internal control.
  • Know the most common microbes in food industry and their living conditions, distribution and prevention.
  • Recognize and understand how to clean and disinfect in food industry.
  • Recognize how to take and handle samples, measure temperature and hold a record of measurements.
  • Be able to interpret results from microbiological analysis.
  • Be able to prevent cross-contamination in food handling and production.
  • Be able to write procedures and work descriptions for safe handling of food.
  • Be able to make a cleaning plan, hold a cleaning record and make an cleaning assessment for food company.
  • Know how to read and write food packaging labels.
  • Be able to work with practical and safety of the consumer.
  • Increase the skill of the student to do their work more effectively and with the safety of the consumer in mind.

Food and safety is taught according to curriculum published by The Education and Training Service Centre and attested by The Directorate of Education.

The course is subsidized by the Education Fund.

More information

Álfhildur Eiríksdóttir. Phone number 5801800. Email: alfhildur@mimir.is

Admission requirements

a. Those who are 18 years or older without secondary education 
b. Those who have applied for study funding from the Directorate of labour

Study evaluation

Study evaluation is based on attendance and how active the student is during classes. Attendance required. No final test.


Höfðabakki 9, 110 Reykjavík


The course is subsidized by the Education Funds of trade unions. Students need to pay for the course beforehand and present the original bill to their trade union for funding/subsidy. The Unemployed can apply for up to 75% subsidy to the Directorate of labour.  

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Study plan

May 31st - June 16th 2021 at 12.50 - 16.10 o´clock (with notice of possible changes) 


Full admission 15.000 kr. Directorate of labour subsidies up to 75% of the admission fee.

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