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    Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
    EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

    Course Overview

    The food laws and standards certification course by Swayam, and Ignou is very informative and educates the aspirants regarding food laws nationally and internationally. With a total of 40 video lessons, participants can learn a lot from this course. This course is very useful for candidates working in the food processing industry and trying to learn about food safety and quality management. It leads to the self-development of the learners. Also, it is useful for understanding the food safety and standards act 2006, fssai act.

    They will also learn about the features of Codex and how to utilize it. This Food laws and standards training course covers various important topics such as export and import laws and regulations, other laws and standards related to foods, the global scenario, and the Indian food regulatory regime.

    Swayam is created by the Government of India to help students learn through it free of cost. It provides a lot of perks to the students too. It also has a fantastic set of industry mentors who train the candidates and teach them for their careers ahead. This course is a great choice for candidates who wish to learn about food laws and everything related to it. 

    The Highlights

    • 40 video lessons
    • The course duration of 16 weeks
    • Government certification provided
    • Certification from Swayam
    • Online learning programme

    Programme Offerings

    • Online Classes
    • Weekly Assignments
    • University mentor
    • Online discussion forum
    • self assessment test
    • online quiz

    Courses and Certificate Fees

    Certificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority

    Eligibility Criteria

    Certifying Qualifying Details 

    Candidates will be provided with the Food laws and standards certification by Swayam, and Indira Gandhi National Open University only after passing the final examinations with 50% marks. 

    What you will learn

    Knowledge of law

    Once the Food Laws and Standards certification syllabus ends, participants will be able to master the following: - 

    • Candidates will learn all about the importance of AGMARK and BIS. 
    • Learners will have core concepts of the safety and quality of food products. 
    • They would also have a proper understanding of the features of Codex. 
    • Post-completion, participants will also get an idea of the specification of requirements for the export/import of food products. 

    Who it is for

    The Food Laws and Standards programme is ideally best for:

    Admission Details

    To enrol in these Food laws and standards, candidates need to follow the steps: - 

    Step 1: - Visit the course webpage.

    Step 2: - Click on the tab saying ‘Sign-in/Register.’

    Step 3: - After clicking on the tab, learners are required to register themselves using their credentials. 

    Step 4: - Now, they will find a registration link for the course. 

    Step 5: - Once they follow the registration link, they will be enrolled in the course. 

    Step 6: - Participants will be notified through email about course details.

    The Syllabus

    • Food Science
    • Food Microbiology
    •  Basics of Food Safety

    • Repealed Acts and Orders: Prevention of Food Adulteration Act and Rules (PFA)  and  Orders under the Essential Commodities Act
    • Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006:
    • Food Safety Regulation and Rules
    • Indian Food Regulatory Regime

    • Food Safety and Management System:  Guidance Documents of FSSAI
    • Food Testing: Methods of Analysis of various Products
    • Other Initiatives of FSSAI: Training-FoSTaC, Safe and Nutritious  Food ( SNF), Testing, online platforms, and other activities related to awareness and training

    • Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC): Structure of Codex, Scientific Basis, Harmonization of National Standard with Codex
    • WTO Implications: SPS and TBT agreement
    • Other International Standard-Setting Bodies: ISO, OIE, IPPC, AOAC, ASTM, EU and USFDA
    • Food Safety and Quality Requirements: HACCP, ISO 22000, GFSI and BRC
    • National Agencies for Implementation of International Food Laws and Standards

    • Foreign Trade Policy
    • Export (Quality Control and Inspection) Act, 1963, Export Inspection Council
    • Export Promotional Bodies: APEDA, MPEDA, CEPC
    • Plant and Animal Quarantine
    • Customs Act and Import Control Regulations

    • Legal Metrology Act, 2019
    • Voluntary National Standards: BIS and AGMARK
    • Other Laws Related to Food Products: Consumer Protection Act, Environment Protection Act,

    Evaluation process

    The passing criteria for this Food law and standards course are 50% in total after writing the final examination. Some weightage towards internal assessment is also given which is around 30% directly from the marks scored in the highest 10 Assignment quizzes.


    IGNOU Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: How do I clear out my doubts regarding any topic?

    Candidates will be provided with The Discussion Forum which they can access through clicking on the question tab to clear out their doubts. 

    2: Who is this Food laws and standards online course useful for?

    This course is very useful for learners working in the food industry and who desire to have specialization in the area of food safety and quality management. 

    3: What is the duration for this Food laws and standards course?

    Participants will be able to complete this course in around 16 weeks. 

    4: How will I know about course details after I enroll?

    Candidates will be notified through email once they have successfully enrolled for the course. 

    5: What is the fee amount for the food laws & standard course?

    The Food laws and standards course are absolutely free of course for the learners who wish to study from it. 


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