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Education Courses 11th semester extramural food hygiene practical

11th semester extramural food hygiene practical

Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
Semester in the curriculum
Practical lessons
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description




The practical can be executed in Hungary or in another Country. The duration of the combined food hygiene and state veterinary medicine practice is four weeks.

Extramural training on Food Hygiene/Public Health in Hungary is organized in co-operation with the national food-chain control authority (National Food Chain Safety Office).

Each training facility involved in the obligatory extramural programme in Hungary has been accredited by the Department of Food Hygiene. The training is supervised by the official veterinarian responsible for the establishments where the training takes place and also controlled by members of the Department of Food Hygiene.


Tasks to be executed are the followings (both in Hungary and other Country)


1. Meat inspection at slaughterhouse/game slaughter establishment
1.1. Swine and/or cattle
1.2. Poultry and/or rabbit and/or game
2. Food safety control of a site of primary production (farm)
3. Registration and approval of a food production plant
4. Control of a registered/approved food production establishment
5. Control of the transport and wholesale storage of foodstuffs
6. Control of the retail marketing of foodstuffs
7. Control of catering establishments
8. Control of small-scale food production, processing and marketing
  1. The fulfilment of point 1 is obligatory according to the following schedule. The respective training period is at least one week, out of which minimum 3 days must be accomplished in a pig and/or cattle slaughterhouse.
  2. Tasks indicated under points 2-8. are selectable such a way that at least 70% of the tasks (altogether 5 tasks) should be covered.

Diary, certification, exam, practical mark (both in Hungary and other Country)

During the practical, a report (“work log”) should be prepared, indicating the daily main activity/activities (see below).

The conductor of the practice on site, will issue a written certificate on fulfilment of the practice.

An approximately 20-30 pages typed report must be prepared critically describing the student’s activity, observations, critical evaluations including for example a virtual potential inspection/audit on the establishment/operation/process control.

The diary including the certificate on fulfilment should be uploaded to the following link: until 12.00 p.m. (12 noon) of before-day of the exam, latest.

After finishing the practice and having uploaded the diary including the above-mentioned certificate, the student will make an oral exam on her/his activities presented on some slides (power point presentation) in maximum 5 minute at the Department of Food Hygiene.

The time of this exam following a discussed and mutually accepted day with the Department is at the end of each training block or during the creative period after the end of the training period.