MTE 811: Produce Packaging Systems


This course addresses
principles of produce packaging including packaging functions and requirements,
types of packaging materials, modified atmosphere packaging, shelf life and safety
among other relevant topics. The course is offered through a blended experience
(face-to-face and online) involving theory, demonstrations and hands-on
experiences along.

At the completion of the course participants will:

      • Understand
        packaging functions and requirements to select packaging materials and/or
        packaging systems for several agricultural produce categories.
      • Be
        familiar with the gamut of packaging materials including environmentally
        friendly packaging systems.
      • Gain
        knowledge on various technologies used in food packaging to extend the
        shelf life of farm produce.


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