Chilled Foods Course

Event Date: 20 May 2019

Addressing the issues involved in the production and distribution of safe heat processed chilled foods.

New Zealand Food Innovation Auckland and DWC FoodTech are pleased to present a tailored training course to provide heat processed chilled foods manufacturers and the supporting industry with information pertaining to managing health risks, processing options, guidelines and compliance.

The growth in demand for heat processed chilled foods has seen a proliferation of a wide range of products utilising an increasing array of packaging and processing systems. Whilst the appeal of these products undoubtedly results from their perception of being ‘as fresh, convenient and healthy’ rather than ‘over processed foods’, the benefits of this form of processing have, in some circumstances, been offset by the increased health risks arising from faulty or inadequate processing systems, and/or poor control of storage temperatures during distribution and storage, and/or a shelf life that precludes widespread distribution.

Topics covered include:

  • An introduction to heat processed chilled foods
  • Microorganisms of concern and health risks associated with chilled foods manufacture
  • Heat processing options for the manufacture of chilled foods
  • Validation of thermal processes
  • Guidelines, regulations and compliance
  • Post process handling, storage and distribution of chilled food
  • Case study: When it goes wrong

To register, download a form here and email to Debbie at info@nzfin.co.nz