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Thermal Processing of Foods: Food Packaging and Regulations

Learn about packaging considerations, sanitary and regulations in the food industry in this free online course

Food Technology
Free Course
In this free online course, you will be introduced to guidelines used in the food industry regarding the packaging of food materials. You will learn how the mechanical properties of food packaging materials are very important considerations during manufacture. You will also learn about biocomposite and bionanocomposite food packaging materials. By the end of the course, you will be ready to discuss regulatory considerations in food processing.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course begins by explaining the importance of protection and preservation of food packaging, and how manufacturers make decisions on shapes and design of packaging materials for food products. You will learn about biopolymers, and how bio based materials are usually called environmental friendly and biodegradable.

The course continues by describing cellulose nanofibers and glycerols, and their impact in the packaging of food materials which comform to standards and regulations. You will learn about diversified packaging materials, packaging design and packaging equipment used in the food industry. You will also learn about the protection and preservation of food materials.

Finally, you will learn about strategies put in place to protect food meant for human consumption from contamination, and how organizations that are in the food business use the 3A sanitary standards in order to ensure the consumers of the food products are not exposed to any risk associated with contaminated and unhealthy food. You will then learn how osmotic pressure is found in fluid solutions.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course ,you will be able to:


  • Explain the importance of protection and preservation of food packaging
  • Describes the shapes and design of packaging materials for food products
  • Explain biopolymers, and how bio based materials are usually called environmental friendly and biodegradable
  • Discuss the important unit operations in food processing and preservation
  • Discuss the relationship between product packaging and the type of processing in thermal processing 
  • Describe the 3A sanitary standards and other regulatory standards
  • Explain standardized and non standardised regulatory considerations
  • Describe how osmotic pressure is found in fluid solutions

 

Certification

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