Quantitative Analysis of Food Components and Food Properties Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

The quantitative analysis of foods for food components and properties is required in every aspect of the food system; the recognized application areas for quantitative food analysis are i) enforcement of government regulations for food safety and food quality ii) quality control in the production, processing and manufacture of foods and food products; and iii) all aspects of food research and development. As analytical methodologies and techniques for foods become constantly modified and updated to incorporate the current principles and practices of analysis, food analysis personnel must be provided the opportunity to upgrade and enhance their competency; this training course will cover the topics required to enhance the competency of personnel involved in food analysis in government agencies, in food companies and in research institutes and universities.

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the quantitative analysis of food components and food properties
  • Understand the reliability of a food analysis method and its accuracy, specificity, reproducibility, and sensitivity
  • Understand sampling process and interpretation
  • Understand the major and minor components of foods, food toxicants as undesirable minor components and nutraceuticals.

Participants

Food/nutrition/health-related scientists, food/health regulatory and standardization officials, managers in food industries, quality control and assurance personnel, representatives of consumer associations and communication experts.

Pre-requisites

It is desirable that participants should have basic knowledge of chemistry, food science or nutrition

KISR is a pioneering, independent, national institute of scientific excellence. KISR’s initial role was dedicated to developing three fields of national importance: petroleum, desert agriculture, and marine biology. Since then, KISR’s role and responsibilities have expanded greatly to include the advancement of national industry and the undertaking of studies to address key challenges, such as the preservation of the environment, sustainable management of Kuwait’s natural resources, responsible management of water and energy, and development of innovative methods of agriculture.

KISR’s approach to meeting challenges is distinguished by a culture of openness, a commitment to our clients, and an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach. KISR routinely embarks on strategic partnerships with other regional and international institutes, agencies, and academic bodies, allowing an exchange of knowledge and expertise. Today, KISR is home to over 580 researchers and engineers and over 100 laboratories, housed at 8 locations, with growth expected through the implementation of a new strategic plan. KISR conducts scientific research and performs technological consultations, often in partnership with other regional and international institutions, for governmental and industrial clients in Kuwait, the Gulf region, and the rest of the world. These partnerships, driven by a philosophy of collaboration that runs deep within our culture, help build up our knowledge base, and facilitate the free flow of information, data, and expertise. This adds value to our clients’ business and ensures that the resources needed to confront the challenges They face are always available on demand.

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