|Module code||FST 260|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
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.
|Prerequisites||CMY 117, CMY 127, MBY 161, PHY 131 and WTW 134 or WTW 165 or permission from the HOD.|
|Contact time||2 lectures per week, 1 practical 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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