Tuesday, 6 February, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location: San Franciso Room, Grand Fiesta Americana Querétaro
This OPTIONAL one day course held in partnership with North Carolina State University is intended for food industry professionals interested in understanding the fundamentals and practical aspects of aseptic processing of fluid and particulate foods.
The course will take place in the San Francisco room at the Grand Fiesta American Querétaro on Tuesday, 6 February, the day before the conference begins. The US$695.00 registration fee includes course materials, lunch and two coffee breaks. To participate you must check the appropriate box on the conference registration form.
The course begins with fundamental aspects associated with flow, heat transfer, and kinetics. It then covers the various conventional and advanced thermal processing techniques that can be used to develop high quality shelf-stable food products. The techniques of process establishment and sensors used for process validation will be covered. The course will provide an overview of the steps to be taken to ensure development of a safe and high quality product. It will include examples of successful commercialization of aseptic processing of low-acid and high-acid viscous and particulate foods.