Higher Diploma in Nutrition and Food Management and Higher Diploma in Food Health and Business Management programmes organised a 6 days study tour to Taiwan for 39 students from 14 June to 19 June 2015. The aim of study tour was to enhance students’ understanding of the food industries. Our students have visited different food production plants such as traditional pastry, western pastry, salt industry, dairy plant, tea museum in Taiwan as well as exchange activities with National Taiwan Ocean University which offer food science studies.
Students have valuable chances to visit different production lines, know more about the food safety management in Taiwan such as ISO 9001 and HACCP. In addition to visiting the production line in different industries, students also had chance to make some DIY traditional pastries such as such as pineapple cake and sun cake on their own. Through visiting the night market and supermarket in Taiwan, students explored the eating culture in Taiwan.
Students enjoyed the exchange activity with National Taiwan Ocean University, students chatted with the Vice President Professor Tsai, Chair of Department of Food Science Professor Kong and current students about the studies and future development of food sciences and technology. In addition, academic staff and students of Department of Food Science also gave our students a practical experience to produce their own canned food. This was a good experience for students to know more about canned food packaging.
Students enjoyed the 6 day tour and had widened their horizon, knew more about the food industries, different food production and the eating culture of Taiwan.