NFOK19001U Food Packaging
MSc Programme in Food Science and Technology
MSc Programme in Food Innovation and Health
MSc Programme in Integrated Food Studies
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 in the course:
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.
- Understanding of packaging materials and their properties in terms of permeability, transmission and sealing properties.
- Indentification of environmental impact of packaging solutions
- Understand shelf life and microbiological and food chemical aspects of food packaging and food product.
- Show overview of consumer scientific aspects of packaging
- Understand food chemical aspects of food packaging
- Knowledge of packaging equipment and technology
- Skills in presenting and explaining complex relations in food packaging
- Skills in applying theoretical concepts and making calculations related to packaging.
- Analyze and discuss packaging demands of food products
- Independent work in groups and writing report
Mainly the book: Food Packaging, principles and practice by Gordon L. Robertson. CRC press, latest edition.
- Class Instruction
- Theory exercises
- Project work
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral exam on basis of previous submission, 20 minutes no preparation
- Type of assessment details
- The exam is conducted in both the poster, two documents
(submisssion in groups) and the curriculum.
If the poster and documents are not submitted during the course, the student(s) cannot take the oral exam.
The exam takes place in the end of the teaching period.
- Exam registration requirements
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Same as ordinary exam.
If the student has submitted the poster and two short documents but has not participated in the oral exam, the re-examination can be based on the original submission.
If the student fails the regular exam, a re-examination can be based on either the original submission or a new poster and new short documents by the student.
In that case, the poster and two short documents must be submitted no later than 2 weeks before the re-examination.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome.
For the oral exam, the student is assessed based on the presentation by the student and ability to engage in a scientific discussion involving the curriculum of the course.
- Course code
- 7,5 ECTS
- Full Degree Master
- 5-30 August 2024
- 3-week summer course from 12-30 August 2024 at Frederiksberg campus.
In addition, one week of preparation prior to the course.
- Course capacity
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Food, Human Nutrition and Sports
- Department of Food Science
- Faculty of Science
- Jens Risbo (3-7a827950767f7f743e7b853e747b)
- Lilia Ahrné (5-6e6b6e6b634268717166306d7730666d)
Teachers from Department of Food Science and lecturers from industry