Food Safety and Quality


 The UNiversity of Nairobi 64th  Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday December 11, 2020 Virtualy. The Department of Food Science and Nuttion had a total of 50 graduands from its various courses offered in both MSc and BSc Programmes. MSc. Applied HUman Nutrition 6, MSc. in Food Safety and Quality 5, MSc. in Food Science and Technology , BSc. Food Nutrition and Technology 18, and BSc.  Food Science and Technology 20.

MSc. profiles are in the link below


In the 63rd Graduation ceremony of the University of Nairobi, The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology produced a total of 40 students. Three PhD students  namely :-Dr. Caroline Wakuthie Muthike , Dr. Erick Otieno Ogumo and Dr. Joseph Honore Nguetti ,Twelve MSc. Students and Twenty Five BSc Students. 


WHO gives 5g of salt per day as the recommended salt intake by consumers? However, most people consume 9-12g which is on the higher side. Sodium salt consumption has been linked to high blood pressure and hence the need to reduce the consumption of salt by adopting strategies such as less salt inclusion in the diet, avoiding addition of salt while at the table and among other customized methods. Legislation on manufactured food that require clear labelling could help in this goal.

Vice-Chancellor's live address to UoN Community - September 11, 2020

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi Prof. Stephene G. Kiama updates every week or after fortnight  the university  community virtually on what is going on within the University  during this pandemic period .

IAFP Announces 2020 Student Travel Scholarship Recipients

Mr. Duke Gekonge Omayio , a Phd student and a part-time Lecturer from the Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Technology is among the 20 international student travel grant awardees to attend this years’ International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) Conference in Cleaveland, Ohio - United States of America. Mr. Gekonge is undertaking a Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology under the Fruits and Vegetables for all Seasons project (FruVaSe, 2018-2021)  The Department congratulates him for this achievement and wishes him all the best.


The University of Nairobi through the SAP project established a food processing hub at the Department of Food Science and Technology fully equipped with small scale mango processing equipment and machines. The facility serves as a training centre on mango value addition to students, farmer groups, youths and interested micro small and medium enterprises interested on mango value addition.

Installation of the 8th Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi

The 8th Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama  was Virtually installed on June 5, 2020. The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology celebrates this achievement and congratulates Prof. Stephen Gitahi Kiama on his appointment.


MSc. students pursuing Food Safety and Quality and Applied Human Nutrition as part of there curriculum they are supposed to do a Research on selected topics, original in nature, and relevant to Food safety and Applied Nutrition.  The topic is selected with the help of supervisors.  The student carries  out research and finally compile the results in a dissertation. The first years academic year 2019/2019  did there project proposal on May 22, 2020 online . The course coordinator is Prof.