Unit Code: FIS714

Unit Title: Food Packaging & Lab

In the Food Packaging & Laboratory Unit, students are taught about the role of food packaging in protecting and preserving food, and various types of food packaging materials, together with their interactions with food products. Students are introduced to other important aspects, such as gas movement across packages, migration of compounds from packages into food, and the health implications of local packaging materials on product quality and safety. At the end of Unit students should gain knowledge in the various packaging materials and systems that are used for different food product types, with important considerations given to food product composition, specific packaging materials, and food composition problems and possible solutions.