Academic Catalog

FDE418 CHEMISTRY OF FOOD PRESERVATION AND PACKAGING

Course Code: 5730418
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Food Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. HALL MECT ZTOP
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5730313
The course set above should be completed before taking FDE418 CHEMISTRY OF FOOD PRESERVATION AND PACKAGING .

Course Content

Chemical preservation methods: use of antimicrobials, antioxidants, curing agents. Preservation by using polymers: design and use of encapsulation systems and edible coatings and films. Preservation through food packaging. Types of packaging materials used, engineering principles of packaging, food-package interactions, recent advences in packaging, applications of nanotechnology in food packaging.