This module presents the conceptual framework for food shelf-life assessment and prediction by quantifying the inherent product deterioration characteristics and coupling those with the properties of the packaging/distribution system.
1- Shelf-life from a legislative perspective
2- Overview of causes of food deterioration
3- Classifications of food deterioration mechanisms
4- Intrinsic and extrinsic properties of food
5- Reaction rates and accelerated shelf-life testing
6- Challenge testing
7- Microbial shelf-life
8- Shelf-life evaluation for a range of food products
9- Food packaging new innovations and influence on food shelf-life
- Whiteboard and power point
- Problem- based group work activities
- Virtual learning environment supported by webcourses, including discussion boards.
- Multimedia sources including YouTube and Podcasts.
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