AG40016: Food Handling, Packaging And Storage

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Course name Food Handling, Packaging And Storage
Offered by Agricultural & Food Engineering
Credits 3
L-T-P 3-0-0
Previous Year Grade Distribution
Semester Spring

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Material Handling: Solids and granular materials handling - elevators, conveyors; Pumps - centrifugal and positive displacement; Liquid filling machines - open vent, closed vent and piston fillers. Packaging Materials: Polymer Films - Physical, chemical and permeability properties, manufacturing methods, testing and identification, permeability modeling, migration of chemicals. Metal Containers: Strength requirement, seaming and coating properties, contamination from lacquers. Flexible Packages: Paperboard, lamination and sealing techniques, machinery for forming packages. Special Packing: Gas, vacuum and aseptic packaging. Food Packaging: Requirements for cereals, meat, poultry, fish, milk, vegetables, fruits, plantation crop based products and carbonated beverages. Storage Principle and Practice: Storage losses and their estimation: Modified and control atmosphere storage: Bin and silo storage for cereals and pulses; Loss in cereal quality - insect and pest control. Design of storage structures and facilities including cold storage.

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