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
Prerequisites CMY 117, CMY 127, MBY 161, PHY 131 and WTW 134 or WTW 165 or TDH
Contact time 1 practical per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Food Science
Period of presentation Semester 1 and Semester 2

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