Principles of food processing and preservation 260

Module code FST 260
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Lectures: Food preservation technologies: concept of hurdle technology; heat (blanching, pasteurisation and sterilisation); cold (refrigeration and freezing); concentration and dehydration; food irradiation; fermentation; preservatives; new methods of food preservation. Effect of various food preservation technologies on the microbiological (shelf-life and safety issues), sensory and nutritional quality of foods. Practicals: Practical applications of above processes. Physical, chemical and sensory evaluation of processed foods. Assignment: Application of hurdle technology concept to a specific food product.

Module credits 12.00
NQF Level 06
Prerequisites CMY 117, CMY 127, MBY 161, PHY 131 and WTW 134 or WTW 165 or permission from the HOD.
Contact time 1 practical per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Consumer and Food Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 1 and Semester 2

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