Course Description

Snack Foods Processing Short Course

 

19th Annual Practical Short Course

on


Snack Foods Processing:

Extruded Snacks & Tortilla Chips

Organized by the

Food Protein Research & Development Center
Texas Engineering Experiment Station
&
The Cereal Quality Laboratory
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
The Texas A&M University System
College Station, Texas

in cooperation with

The Snack Food Association
Arlington, Virginia

College Station, Texas

March 22-27, 2015

(Schedule & Information Subject to Change)

 

 
Sunday, March 22, 2015
  6:00 PM
Registration, Hilton Hotel Lobby
6:30 PM
Welcome, Introduction, and Announcements - Mian Riaz and Joseph Awika
7:00 PM
Social / Mixer with Cash Bar, Hilton (Optional)
 
Monday, March 23, 2015
7:40 AM
Bus leaves hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University
8:00 AM
"Extruders in Snack Foods Preparation" - Mian N. Riaz
9:15 AM
"The Status and Issues of the Snack Food Industry" - David Walsh
10:00 AM
Break
10:15 AM
"Corn Processing to Masa" - Frank Durazo & James Donnelly
11:45 AM
Group Photo
12:00 PM
Lunch
1:15 PM
"Thermal Processing Snack Products" - Paul McKeithan
2:00 PM
"Commercial Equipment for Making Dry Extruded Baked and Fried Snacks" - Steve Mires & James Donnelly
3:00 PM
Break
3:15 PM
"An Overview of Corn Torilla Chips Manufacturing" - Helbert Almeida
4:30 PM

Bus Leaves for FPR&DC for Multiple Demonstrations:

  • Extrusion of Baked Snacks
  • Extrusion of Fried Snacks
  • Electrostatic Seasoning
  • Masa Milling
5:00 PM
Bus Leaves for hotel
 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
7:40 AM
Bus leaves hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University
8:00 AM
"Corn Quality for Alkaline Cooking" - Joseph Awika
9:00 AM
"Dry Milling and Corn Products for Snack Foods" - Brian Anderson
10:00 AM
Break
10:15 AM
"Other Ingredients for Snack Foods: Rice & Sorghum Extrusion Properties" - Mian N. Riaz
11:15 AM
"Production of Masa using Extrusion Technology" - Brian Plattner
11:45 AM
Lunch
1:00 PM
"Nutritious Snacks Incorporating Bean and Pea Ingredients" - Mike Fleckenstein
1:45 PM

Bus Leaves for Heep Hall for Multiple Demonstrations:

Corn Quality & Torilla Chip Processing Demonstrations
Participants will be divided into 3 groups and rotated between the following demonstration (at Heep Hall):

"Nixtamalization and Preparation of Corn Tortilla Chips":
       a) Fresh masa
       b) Dry masa

"Corn Quality Evaluation Procedures and Equipment":
       a) Corn grades and standards
       b) Corn testing
       c) Hardness
       d) GMO Analysis

"Evaluation of Snack Food Ingredients":
       a) Factors affecting corn meal quality and variation
       b) Dry masa quality
       c) Other snack food
ingredients: rice, sorghum, etc.

5:00 PM
Bus leaves for hotel
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
7:40 AM
Bus leaves hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University
8:00 AM
"Raw Material Specifications for Expanded Snacks" - Brad Strahm
9:15 AM
"Single and Twin Screw Extruders for Snack Food Production" - Gerry Hertzel
10:30 AM
Break
10:45 AM
"Extrusion Applications for Food Products" - Brian Plattner
11:45 AM
Lunch
1:00 PM
"Principles of Die Design" - Gerry Hertzel
1:45 PM
"Popcorn and Its Requirements" - John Concannon
2:45 PM
Break
3:00 PM
"Extrusion Processing Technologies" - Brian Plattner
4:00 PM

Bus Leaves for FPR&DC Multiple Demonstrations:

  • Snack Production by Single Screw Extruder
  • Popcorn Production
  • NIR Analyzer on Ingredients for Snack Foods
5:00 PM
Bus Leaves for hotel
 
Thursday, March 26, 2015
7:40 AM
Bus leaves hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University
8:00 AM
"Starch and Protein Functionality During Processing" - Joseph Awika
9:00 AM
"High Protein, Whole Grain, & Specialty Snack Extrusion" - Brad Strahm
10:00 AM
Break
10:15 AM
"Uses of Dehydrated Potato for Snack Food Products" - Tom Jondiko
11:00 AM
"Flavors & Seasonings for Snack Foods" - Duane Fimreite
12:00 PM
Graduation Lunch
1:15 PM
"Coating and Flavoring of Extruded Snacks and Tortilla Chips" - Douglas Hanify
2:00 PM
"Trouble Shooting of Expanded Snacks" - Brian Plattner
3:00 PM
Break
3:15 PM
"Conveying, Scaling, and Packaging for High Speed VFFS Snack Foods" - Toby Steward
4:15 PM

Bus Leaves for FPR&DC for Multiple Demonstrations:

  • Multi Grain Chips by Twin Screw Extruder
  • Coating of Snacks
5:00 PM
Bus Leaves for hotel
 
Friday, March 27, 2015
7:40 AM

Bus leaves hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University

8:00 AM
"Frying Oils: An Overview of Quality, Fundamentals, and Applications" - Mohammad S. Alam
9:00 AM
"How to Develop New Food Products" - Chris Mack
9:45 AM
Break

10:00 AM

"Frying Oils: Chemistry, Filtration, and Adsorbents" - Brian S. Cooke
10:45 AM

"Wrap-Up" - Mian Riaz and Joseph Awika