How is Food Made? Understanding Processed Food
Duration 4 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
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Learn more about processing technologies and the foods that are affected
Food processing isn’t a new concept, however, many people might not understand how and why it happens. On this course, you will improve your knowledge of food processing and build confidence in the processed foods on the market.
You will cover the history of food processing, from its origins to current modern industrial processes. You will explore the advantages and disadvantages of food processing technologies and understand their impact on health, safety, quality, and sustainability. Upon competing this course, you will feel empowered to make more informed decisions about the food you eat.
What topics will you cover?
- The history of food processing – why it emerged and why it is important
- Examples of the major traditional and more advanced food processing technologies and the products they affect
- Consideration of the advantages and disadvantages of specific food processing technologies, their impact on health, safety, quality and sustainability
- How EU law keeps the consumer safe and healthy and food on the supermarket shelves
When would you like to start?
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Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in learning more about the food they eat.
Who will you learn with?
EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, with the aim to create a sustainable and future-proof food sector.
DIL is a research institute working in food tech, analytics, sustainability and food data. DIL forms a bridge between science and practice and supports its partners in the innovation process.
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