Food Microbiology - Basics

Learn the basics of food microbiology, one of the main disciplines of food science

  • Ever wondered what micro organisms have to do with yogurt?
  • Ever wondered whether all micro organisms in food make you sick?
  • Ever wondered whether Salmonella continues to grow in the fidge
  • Ever wondered what micro organisms are and why they're important for food?
  • If so, you're at the right place. This course will answer all the questions above and more about micro organisms in food.

    This course is a 'basics' course, discussing some of the fundamentals of the field called food microbiology, which is one of the food science disciplines.

    Your Instructor


    Hi there, it's Science Chef here. I'm an enthusiastic, though not incredibly good cook with a passion for science (I'm a trained scientist in food technology). One of the reasons I'm not a perfect cook: I keep on experimenting! I love baking bread (and pancakes and lots of other foods) and loving writing about my trials (and failures) on the blog

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When does the course start and finish?
    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
    How long do I have access to the course?
    As long as this course exists you'll have access! So no need to hurry, although it's best to keep going at a good pace.
    What if I am unhappy with the course?
    We would never want you to be unhappy! Let us know you're unhappy and give us some tips on how to improve, that's how we learn and grow! Since the course is free :-), there's no need for a refund.

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