Do you want to become an expert in the subtleties of making sure that fresh food stays at optimal quality from the time of harvest to the customer’s plate? Look no further. In this course, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the science, postharvest technology, and best practices that support fresh food quality, giving you the knowledge and abilities you need in this vital industry.
You’ll discover the global landscape of fresh produce quality and learn to navigate sustainability goals while maintaining outstanding product quality. Join us today and begin your journey to mastering Fresh Food Quality!
Why follow this course?
After successful completion of this course journey, you master Fresh Food Quality and have learned:
- The general principles behind the factors and processes affecting fresh food quality with fresh produce (fruits and vegetables) as focal point.
- How to apply this information in your daily practice by doing hands on experiments, learn workarounds and strategies to mastering quality in your fresh produce business.
Is this course for you?
This course is designed for professionals across the agriculture, food supply, and quality assurance & surveying sectors. It's your ticket to becoming an expert in the subtleties of making sure that fresh produce stays at optimal quality from the time of harvest to the customer's plate.
This programme is especially suited if you are technical professional and play a key role in ensuring the quality, safety, and marketability of fruit and vegetables. Whether you're involved in research, postharvest technology, extension activities, or quality assurance, our program will equip you with the latest knowledge and techniques to excel in your field.
Programme & topics
This comprehensive and tailored programme has a focus on advanced techniques, providing hands-on-experiments, and the chance to network with industry peers and experts. The program includes a field trip. You will gain in-depth knowledge and establish yourself as an expert in the field of:
- Where & why food loss & waste occurs and how to design interventions.
- Postharvest physiology, ripening and deterioration processes.
- Important factors for measurement, evaluation and modeling of product quality and loss.
- Current technologies for storage, transport, packaging and handling of perishables.
New: As part of the course, you will work in groups on hands-on experiments guided by experts from Wageningen University & Research.
You can combine this course with our upfront Refrigerated Transport Technology course on 10 June 2024. For more information on this 1-day programme visit our website.
You can download the flyer for more information about the programme.
The course fee is € 2,450.- per person and covers tuition, experiments, course materials, lunches, refreshments, one dinner, and a field trip.
Between 25 and 35 participants.
After completing the programme, you are awarded with a certificate.
Connected Course - package deal
You can combine this course with our upfront Refrigerated Transport Technology course. If you register for both courses, you receive a discount of € 250,- on the total course fee.
Register for Fresh Food Quality - hands-on experiments with postharvest technology.