July 29, 2013, by Graham Kendall

Food Processing: Perspective from a Chemical Engineer: Techinical Talk AT IEM

This post was contributed by Dr Hii Ching Lik.

A technical talk was presented by Dr Hii Ching Lik from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, at the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia on 5th July 2013, at Wisma IEM, Petaling Jaya. The session was chaired by Dr Chong Chien Hwa (Taylor’s University). The talk was targeted at young engineers or graduates and this attracted about 22 IEM members from the academia and industry. The aim of the talk was to provide a basic introduction and understanding to the application of chemical engineering principles in food processing. Case studies based on food drying, cocoa processing and chocolate making were discussed. The importance of food safety was emphasized by introducing the concept of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) in food manufacturing. The implementation of a Food Processing module in Chemical Engineering education was presented based on the elective module currently offered to the Year 3 and 4 students (H84FPT Food Processing Technology) in UNMC.

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