COURSE CODE: FST 509
COURSE TITLE: Food Packaging
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week
Course Coordinator: Dr. M.A. Idowu, B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Office Location: Food Science Technology Department, COLAMRUD
Other Lecturers: G.O. Fetuga
Definition; role and importance of packaging. Principles of packaging, characteristics of packaging materials – classification and types. Manufacture and properties of flexible packaging materials – paper, and paper-board, regenerated cellulose, flexible plastic films, rigid plastic films. Manufacture and properties of aluminimum plates, tin plates, or foils, wood and glass used in food packaging. Packaging requirements for fresh and processed foods for local and foreign markets. Effect of packaging on storability of different classes of foods. Packaging for food transportation and special handling. Testing for structural quality and performance.