ACADEMIC PROGRAMS COMMITTEE REPORT TO THE ACADEMIC SENATE AP-011-089 FOOD SAFETY MINOR.
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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS COMMITTEE REPORT TO THE ACADEMIC SENATE AP-011-089 FOOD SAFETY MINOR
Academic Programs CommitteeDate: 12/03/08 Executive Committee Received and ForwardedDate: 04/08/09 Academic SenateDate: 04/15/09 First Reading
1.CLASSIFICATION: AP-011-089 2.TITLE OF REFERRAL: Food Safety Minor 3.BACKGROUND: The Department of Human Nutrition and Food Science is proposing to introduce the Food Safety Minor which will be under the Food Science and Technology Program. The aim of the minor is to train interested students on food safety principles and practices. 4.RECOMMENDED RESOURCES: Gerald Chesser, Frank Ewers, Jean Gipe, Sandra Kapoor, Doug Lewis, Wei-Jen Lin, Claudia Pinter Lucke.
5.DISCUSSION: This proposal meets the approval of several departments in the College of Agriculture (Animal Science, Human Nutrition and Food Science, and Plant Science). It was recently revised in consultation with Wei-Jen Lin of the Biological Sciences Department, who also approved. The aggregate of courses, core and electives, are from several departments and colleges. All concerned have been consulted and approve of including their courses in the minor. The Food Safety Minor is a timely program, especially since food safety is a major and recurrent social concern. The proposed program allows graduates to apply for related government jobs, such as in Food Safety Inspection, U. S. Department of Agriculture, and U. S. Food and Drug Administration. Students from various disciplines could earn this minor which increases its usefulness. 6.RECOMMENDATION: The Academic Programs Committee recommends approval of the referral Ap-011-089 Food Safety Minor.