FPEN 702: Food Storage and Packaging Systems


The food industry depends on several packaging systems to store and deliver safe foods to the consumer. The course will introduce students to the engineering and design of food packages based on metals, glass, plastic and rigid plastic containers, retortable pouches, paper, wood. Other materials to be considered are paper, paperboard and laminations; corrugated fiberboard. Aseptic processing and packaging of food; food packaging equipment; quality assurance and safety of aseptically processed and packaged foods; validation and establishment of aseptic processing and packaging; factors affecting permeation, sorption and migration processes in packaged-product systems; water migration and food storage stability. Technologies to extend the shelf-life of foods, e.g. fruits and vegetables, fish and fish products. Stored product quality-open dating and temperature monitoring