Food Microbiology

Attempt the following questions to check your understanding of the subject:

  1. Explain the following terms
    1. Food microbiology
    2. Food infections
    3. Food intoxication
    4. Toxicoinfections
  2. In reference to specific examples; Discuss food-borne bacteria pathogenesis.
  3. Highlight sources of microorganisms in foods
  4. Explain food spoilage highlighting the factors associated with food spoilage.
  5. Discuss the various methods used to identify specific microorganisms in food
  6. Discuss advances in application of microorganisms in food and Nutrition
  7. Explain intrinsic and extrinsic factors that influence growth and proliferation of bacteria in food systems.
  1. Explain the factors that determine utilization of microorganisms in food products
  2. Discuss the effect of the following on microorganisms in foods:
    1. Irradiation
    2. Sterilization
    3. Ozonation
    4. High pressure processing
    5. Pasteurization
    6. Blanching
  3. Discuss the development of antimicrobial resistance in food borne pathogens