COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course is a part of the program – Certificate in Food Product Development and Innovation which was designed for a basic understanding of food making innovative processes, preservation, and new food product development strategies in food processing with a strong emphasis on small and medium-scale food business operations. Students will learn how to successfully initiate, organize, and carry out a product development process to be prepared better for real-world challenges.
Students will be able to
MODULE ONE (WEEK 1): Introduction to Food Product Development
Proverb: A tree does not make a forest. A Nigerian (Igbo) proverb
MODULE TWO (WEEK 2): Introduction to food product development
PROVERB: After polluting the stream, remember you will come back to fetch your drinking water from the stream. A Nigerian (Igbo) proverb.
MODULE 3(WEEK 3): Steps in Food Product Development
PROVERB: A hand soiled with sand during work results in a mouth having a delicious meal. A Nigerian (Igbo) proverb.
MODULE 4 (WEEK 4): Design of a food product
PROVERB: A goat does not destroy a vigilant or smart person’s farm.