Exploring Food Shelf-Life Analysis

Virtual Learning4 hours

Course Overview

In a world where consumers increasingly prioritize food quality and safety, understanding the science behind food shelf life is essential for both producers and consumers. Join us for a half-day virtual course, where you will delve into the details of food shelf life, learning how to assess and ensure product quality.

Consumers are becoming more knowledgeable about food quality and are paying close attention to food labels. One area of interest is the determination and the need of the best before date and shelf life of foods in the supermarkets. Determining the shelf life of a food product involves considering the microbiological, physical, and chemical deterioration of the food product over time and using the appropriate analytical and sensory methods to assess product quality.


This course will be delivered in a live, virtual, interactive format, providing you with the flexibility to attend from the comfort of your own environment. Join us for this course and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure the highest quality and safety of food products. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the ever-evolving food industry!

An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should attend

This half-day course is ideal for professionals in the food industry, including product developers, quality control managers, food technologists, and anyone interested in enhancing their knowledge of food shelf-life analysis.

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Course Objective

By the end of this program, you will acquire the following skills and knowledge:

  • Define shelf-life and influencing factors and the concept of shelf life and expiry dates
  • Evaluation method for shelf-life testing and employing appropriate testing methods in assessing product quality and longevity
  • Sensory attributes and product shelf-life and interpret sensory data
  • Accelerated shelf-life testing approaches and how to predict how a product will perform

 

Accreditation  

As an Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Accredited Provider, NSF Training and Education offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. NSF Training and Education is authorized by IACET to offer the number of CEUs below for this program. 

 

This is an accredited training program, forming part of NSF’s accreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), providing recognition to an international standard for best practices in continuing education. 

0.35 CEU's

 

Computer and Internet Connection: 

You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is recommended. 

Compatible Web Browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE Edge and higher 

 

Accommodations 

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact your regional office one week prior to your class. 

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An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

For training in Quebec, Canada: NSF Training and Education Services is accredited by the Labor Market Partners Board for the purposes of the Act to promote the development and recognition of the skills of the workforce. Certificate #0059425

Who should Attend

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Prerequisites

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An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

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An email address is required for registration and to receive the login instructions.

Upon registration, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the training course through NSF’s eLearning portal. Any additional information pertaining to the course will be sent in your confirmation email.

You will find your course material and homework/exam on the eLearning portal. You will need to access the portal in order to successfully complete the course and print your certificate. Upon successful course completion, you will gain access to print your official NSF Certificate.

Who should Attend

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