2.3.11. Theoretical aspects of packaging dependent shelf-life

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About Course

Knowledge and skills

Students acquire knowledge of the theoretical aspects of the packaging dependent shelf-life.
Students will be able to optimize the packaging solution in relation to a specific product shelf-life objective.


Teacher and organization

Pietro Rocculi
Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, Italy

What Will You Learn?

  • The aim of the course is to give the basic concepts of packaging dependent shelf-life, that are useful for the evaluation of existing or the development of new food products.
  • Matching the packaging to the desired shelf-life is necessary for quality assurance; food processors are required by law to ensure that the shelf-life information on their packaging is correct.

Course Content

Factors affecting shelf-life of packaged foods

  • Factors affecting shelf-life of packaged foods

Package dependent versus product dependent degradative phenomena

Quality indexes, critical limits and shelf-life studies

Package factors affecting the shelf-life