The course is compulsory for Food Sciences master’s students. The course is available for other students with bachelor level knowledge in food sciences.
Bachelor level knowledge in food sciences
After completing the course the student has a know-how on food additive legislation and understands the chemical and technological properties of the most relevant food additives used as food improvement agents.
1st or 2nd year, period II, odd years only
Principles of use of food additives, European legislation on food additives, evaluation of safety of food additives, and chemical and technological properties of food additives with examples of food applications on selected food additive categories including food colours, preservatives, antioxidants, emulsifiers & stabilizers, flavour enhancers, and sweeteners.
Material will be provided via Moodle with links to current food additives legislation
Literature examination 70%, written essays 30% . The performance will be graded using a scale of 0-5
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Lecture series + written essays, contact teaching 30 h, self study 103 h
Replaces the former course 87148 Food Additives 3 cr.