Why is food safety and compliance becoming a more integral and specialized focus in the restaurant and hospitality industries?
One reason is that lack of knowledge and adherence to procedures can dramatically impact an establishment’s reputation and viability—one need no look further than the 2015 outbreak E. coli (Escherichia coli) throughout Oregon and Washington, with many cases connected to the popular Mexican fast-casual restaurant, Chipotle. The chain “instituted the right steps and voluntarily closed 43 of its stores,” according to JWU Online professor Scott Richardson, who cited this case as a sign of growing need for increased understanding of food safety and compliance.
With Johnson & Wales University’s online Food Industry Compliance Management bachelor’s degree program, students have the ability to stay up to date on current food safety trends and further their food compliance education completely online.
What Courses do Food Industry Compliance Management Students Take?
Throughout this degree program, students will have the opportunity to attain industry-recognized certifications while learning how to combine their knowledge of food safety with past and growing leadership skills to succeed in the future. Learn from experienced professors like Patricia M. Bowman, who has over 15 years of industry-relevant experience and a professional focus on food safety and allergy training.
While pursuing your online degree in Food Industry Compliance Management, you will take major courses like:
- Food Code and Policy
- Introduction to Public Health
- Food and Beverage Strategies and Logistics
- And more
What Career Opportunities are Available to Food Industry Compliance Management Graduates?
Graduates of JWU’s online Food Industry Compliance Management program will be exposed to valuable skills and knowledge that should prepare them to take on a number of professions in the field, such as:
- Compliance manager
- Quality control analyst
- Quality control systems manager
- And more
Students of this program focus on the effective communication of food compliance standard practices as well as propose creative solutions to current and possible future food safety concerns. These studies and practices should prepare JWU graduates to succeed in professions within this industry.
Want to learn more about earning your Food Industry Compliance Management bachelor’s degree with Johnson & Wales University’s College of Online Education? For more information, complete the “Request Info” form on this page or call 855-JWU-1881.