Food Packaging 1

Food Packaging 1

Course dates:
10 August, 2020 to 28 August, 2020
Fee:
EU/EEA citizens 4250 DKK/Non-EU/EEA citizens 7600 DKK
Fee advantages:
Full fee
Topics:
Engineering & Sciences
Application deadline:
Wednesday, 1 April, 2020
University:
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

General information

The process of packaging of foods is where many food scientific disciplines meet in practice. The food package is also the “surface” of the food product that meets the consumer first. The packaging of food will have consequences for the quality and shelf life of food products. It has an impact of the environment and climate through the use of oil based materials and release of plastic in nature. When designing food packaging for food one has to consider and balance many aspects such as consumer appeal, food safety, environmental, food quality and technological aspects.

Detailed content of the course includes:

Technology and methods for food packaging. Food packaging materials. Light transmission and gas and water vapor permeability of packaging films. Surface properties of packaging materials. Interaction between food and packaging. Shelf life, chemical and microbiologial development of quality of packaged food. Packaging gases and modified atmosphere packaging. Packaging of foods with specific demands such as dry foods, dairy products, meat and beer. Environmental impact of food packaging and sustainable packaging technology and packaging materials. Intelligent packaging and novell technology. Consumer scientific aspects of packaging.

Accommodation

Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.

You can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

Airbnb
Danhostel
Hostel World

UCPH Housing Foundation (acceptance letter from UCPH required).

Registration

https://www.science.ku.dk/english/courses-and-programmes/other-study-opp...

ECTS accreditation

Master level

5 ECTS