Food Packaging


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE FOOD0018 SEMESTER 6th / 8th
COURSE TITLE Food Packaging
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/record/FOOD0018.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After this course the students will be able to:
(a) Understand the importance of packaging in food production, preservation and distribution.
(b) Familiarize with the various packaging materials.(c) Comprehend the methods used to study the interactions between the packaging materials and food content.
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
-Evolution, Object, Contribution of packaging to food preservation
– Plastic packaging I (production, properties)
– Plastic packaging II (advantages, disadvantages, health issues, environment)
– Metal packaging (production, properties, advantages, disadvantages)
– Glass packaging (production, properties, advantages, disadvantages)
– Paper packaging (production, properties, advantages, disadvantages)
– Aseptic packaging (description, evolution, applications, properties)
– Modified Atmosphere Packaging (definition, development, applications, properties)
– Active and intelligent packaging
– Migration of substances to and from the package materials
– Consumer habits and food packaging
– Food and environmental packaging
– Trends and developments in food packaging

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Individual written assignments 15
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Mid-semester and final written examinations.

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  Food Packaging Technology. R. Coles, D. McDowell, M. Kirwan. Blackwell Publishing.