NFA conducts trainings on handling of food’s shelf life
The Food Development Center (FDC) of the National Food Authority (NFA) will conduct a training course on “Accelerated Shelf Life Testing of Food Products” to help the food industry develop a capability to predict the shelf life of different food products at relatively short time.
The course, which will be done in May, consists of 10 hours of lecture-discussions and 10 hours of practical work.
Lectures will discuss the principles of shelf life testing – its definition, kinetics, and methods based on acceleration by temperature increase and moisture gain in packaged foods.
The workshop will involve designing shelf life tests for specific food products.
FDC will also conduct a separate training course on “Requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in Food Handling and Processing” in June.
“The course aims to upgrade the understanding of participants on the requirements of good manufacturing practices (GMP) in food plants and its adoption under local conditions. It is designed for quality control and food plant supervisors, and exporters who have not attended a GMP course at FDC,” NFA said.