Dr David Jukes
UK Food Law - The Basics will introduce you to the UK’s laws and regulations governing the production, transport, retail, and consumption of food. Through a series of online lectures and engagement in forum-based seminars, you will build a robust understanding of food legislation, beginning with the evolution of food laws in the UK throughout its history. This overview will provide context to modern developments and will lead you to explore the foundations of modern food legislation and their place within the overall structure of legal requirements placed on the food industry.
After completing the course, you will have an excellent understanding of current legislation, know where to find and interpret laws relating to your profession, and participate in (and contribute to) the development of future UK food law. Given the foundational importance of the law to the entire length of the food supply chain, this course will be of direct use to professionals in any aspect of the agrifood sector and will benefit their own activities and that of their employer.
Upon completing this course participants will be able to:
The following transferable skills will be developed in this course:
In providing the basic background information and knowledge to UK food law this course will cover the following topics:
The course will consist of five weeks of distance learning material, including video lectures, guided reading, interactive workbooks and online discussion boards delivered by experts in the area. Discussion and feedback will take place through the Virtual Learning Environment associated with the course and e-mail.
Blackboard Multiple choice question tests used during distance learning delivery. Questions related to video lectures and directed reading contribute 20% of the course mark. Written assignment (2000 word report): individual assignment. Contributes 80% of course mark.
Self-assessment multiple choice question tests used during distance learning delivery.
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
T. +44 (0)330 333 4530