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Food Science and Quality Control

In every society, the importance of food and food products is indispensable; not only used as a fuel for life to continue but also to ensure the safety, quality, and authenticity of the foods consumed on daily basis. From this point of view, Food Science & Quality Control Department was founded in 2004-2005 in order to provide Sulaimani province with a nutritious, safe, and wholesome food supply.

The Food Science & Quality Control has expanded rapidly with an interdisciplinary structure through which could provide free service to the following organizations: 

  1. The co-operation with other official establishments of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Sulaimani such as the Health Ministry, Food Quality Control Office and Environmental Protection Agencies, local food plant and industrial distributor, and through offering information on food safety and food analysis.
  2. Food Science & Quality Control helps both private and governmental factories of food and drink by offering scientific guidelines.
  3. Food Science & Quality Control helps the food manufacturing companies be it private or governmental, in terms of consultation and advisory services.

Academic activity

Since the establishment of Food Science & Quality Control, the following academic activities have been achieved:

  1. Graduation of eleven generations of undergraduates, many of which are employed in private and governmental sectors.
  2. Twelve students of post graduates MSc. and Ph.D. have graduated.
  3. Six post graduate students (PGS) of high diploma (HD), M.Sc. and Ph.D. are in an ongoing research study. 

Currently, there are ongoing scientific researches in  food science & quality control; in the meantime some of our scientific staff has participated in national and international scientific events.


Laboratories

In Food Science & Quality Control, there are six laboratories with different expertise: 

  1. Postgraduate laboratory, mainly for research students
  2. Food Technology laboratory
  3. Food Chemistry
  4. Food Microbiology
  5. Cereal Technology
  6. Dairy Laboratory
  • There is also a dairy factory where is mainly used for students practical.

Services

Food science & quality control has actively participated in organizing and running a number of educational workshops, lecturing, seminars and training courses for the following organizations:

The Agricultural Guidance Office in Sulaimani, The Directorate of Health - Prevention division in Sulaimani, Free Women Organisation, The Headquarter of Military College in Sulaimani, The Directorate of Security in Sulaimani, The Agricultural Office in Sulaimani.    

It is worth mentioning, prior to the foundation of Quality Control Directorate; the food science & quality control has offered the same services in liaison with Sulaimani governorate as a consultative institute.