The Food Analysis Program with Universiti Putra Malaysia
The 1st Food Analysis Training Course in Partnership with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) under HRD Project – Phase 3 was successfully organized from 6 to 9 September 2022P. The activity was implemented both online and on-site, hosted by the Faculty of Food Science and Technology, UPM. The Program was joined by 54 participants which consisted of 26 students, lecturers, and researchers from UPM, 10 participants from other universities and research institutes, 12 participants from the government sector, and 6 participants from the private sector in Malaysia. 9 lecturers with noted expertise in food analysis from the Japanese public and private sectors were invited and shared their knowledge and practical know-how based on their wide experiences in the field of food analysis. 3. The curriculum was arranged based on consultation between UPM, MAFF Japan, and the HRD Project.
The curriculum consisted of three parts: JAS for functional component analysis and functional foods (Day 1-2), ISO/IEC17025 (Day 3), and HPLC troubleshooting and maintenance (Day 4). It was composed of cutting-edge knowledge on food analysis-related topics which consisted of Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS), Ornithine in Shimeji Mushroom as a Functional Food, JAS Testing Methods, Standardization in Food Industries, Development of Functional Green Tea and the Use of Functional Food Labeling System in Japan, ISO/IEC17025, and HPLC Troubleshooting and Maintenance