To design and implement control systems of hygiene to ensure safety and quality of dairy products. To deepen the knowledge on the risk analysis and the application of predictive microbiology in dairy processes. To provide advanced knowledge on the role and management of the starter cultures in dairy.
Ability to establish and evaluate a HACCP plan for dairy plants. Skills to prevent, control and manage the presence/activity of microorganisms (pathogens, spoilage microrganisms, LAB, NSLAB, probiotics, bacteriophages, mycetes, mycotoxins) in dairy processes. Assessment of the survival/growth of a microorganism in dairy products through algorithms modeling. Management and improvement of starter cultures. Update on applications and methods in physiology, genetics and biotechnology of dairy microorganisms.