Basics of Food Technology (2019/2020)



Course code
4S003255
Credits
6
Coordinator
Barbara Simonato
Academic sector
AGR/15 - FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
teoria 5 II semestre Barbara Simonato

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esercitazioni 1 II semestre Barbara Simonato

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Learning outcomes

The course provides students with the basic elements of knowledge about preservation and processing of foodstuff and specific understanding about the quality and the nutritional properties of food. At the end of the course the student should be able to understand the potential causes of alteration of the different foods and to identify conservation methods that will increase their shelf-life. The student will also have to demonstrate knowledge of the properties and process of preparation of some of the processed foodstuffs studied during the course.

Syllabus

The course equips the student with the causes of food spoilage and the principles of foodstuff preservation employed by the food industry, with respect of the nutritional quality. This course will provide knowledge and understanding of various physical and chemical methods of food preservation.
• Thermal processes of preservation (pasteurization, sterilization);
• Low temperature preservation (refrigeration, freezing),
• Concentration and dehydration processes,
• High hydrostatic pressure;
• Irradiation;
• Smoking;
• Fermentation processes in food preservation;
• Natural preservatives;
Examples of preparation/processing of some foodstuff will be treated:
• Different kind of milk, yogurt, cheese, butter;
• Olive oil;
• Seed Oils;
• Margarine,
• Wheat, bread, pasta.

Assessment methods and criteria

The aim of the examination is to verify:
• the students’ knowledge on the topics treated during the course;
• the ability to connect the knowledge acquired to the productive reality.
The examination will consist of an oral interview that will pertain on the matters treated during the course and available on the recommended texts and on the material furnished by the teacher.
The procedure of the examination will be the same for the frequenting and the not frequenting students.

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
teoria C. Gigliotti & R. Verga Biotecnologie Alimentari Piccin 2007
teoria P. Cappelli, V. Vannucchi Principi di chimica degli alimenti Zanichelli 2015 978-88-08-62123-8
teoria R. P. Singh, D. R. Heldman Principi di tecnologia alimentare (Edizione 1) Ambrosiana 2015 978-88-08-18746-8
esercitazioni P. Cappelli, V. Vannucchi Principi di chimica degli alimenti Zanichelli 2015 978-88-08-62123-8
esercitazioni R. P. Singh, D. R. Heldman Principi di tecnologia alimentare (Edizione 1) Ambrosiana 2015 978-88-08-18746-8