Safety, Regulatory and Environmental Issues in the Aroma Trades
This in-depth module will give you a comprehensive overview of the environmental factors that can influence flavour and fragrance creation. It will provide the detailed theory you need to understand and apply key safety assessments, as well as familiarising you with wide-reaching industry regulations such as IFRA and REACH.
Alongside these substantial areas of study, you’ll learn about safety concerns surrounding the ways in which fragrances and flavours might be deemed ‘unsafe’ to consumers, as well as the legislation and guidelines that protect both them, and the industry.
You’ll look into the many ethical and environmental concerns that affect the industry, including focus on organic aroma materials, nature identical and synthetic aroma materials, cruelty-free and Fair Trade certifications.
There will also be discussion on how environmental impact needs to measured along the entire value chain, from the growing of aromatic plants, how they’re processed and transported, compounded, and used by consumers, through to the environmental fate of fragranced and flavoured products.
“The Aroma Trade has become a heavily regulated industry sector. A failure in regulatory compliance can be expensive both in financial penalties and loss of reputation. The issue affects a company in any part of the sector value chain and cost-effective management of regulatory affairs is a key strategic advantage in the industry.”
— Dr Tony Curtis, ICATS Principal Tutor
What is included
Studying with ICATS gives you ultimate learning flexibility. With no assignment hand-in dates or fixed exam at the end of the year, you’re free to work through your course modules at your own pace.
As an ICATS student, you’ll have the support of a tutor. Experts in their subjects, your tutor will guide you throughout your studies, giving you advice and research approaches for your final dissertation.
ICATS Learning Pack
All the course materials you’ll need are included in your ICATS Learning Package: workbooks, textbooks, monographs and sensory kit.
Focus on Industry
These fundamental issues are relevant and crucially important across the Aroma Trades industry including evaluation, creation, quality control, and marketing processes.
You’ll understand the regulations and guidelines that govern the aroma trades and recognise why they are there
You’ll explore the functions of the various directives and governing bodies affecting the aroma trades and how they protect both consumers and the industry
By looking at the environmental impact of the aroma trades, you’ll look into decision-making processes at all stages in the industry, and how the green agenda is balanced with economic factors
Combine units and become Certified
Foundation science and mathematics for the Aroma Trades
Odour and Flavour language
Aroma materials of natural and synthetic origin
Flavour creation and evaluation
Fragance creation and evaluation
Application of flavouring materials in flavoured products
Application of aroma materials
Operations, Logistics and Quality Assurance in the Aroma Trades
Business Environment and Marketing in the Aroma Trades
New Product Development in the Aroma Trades
Project management and the briefing process
Financial and management issues in the aroma trades
Research methods and dissertation proposal