Extruded Snacks Food Processing

Snack Food Processing: Extruded Snacks and Tortilla Chips, started in 1997

For professionals in the snack food industry, this course is an unparalleled opportunity to deepen their understanding of extruders and support systems related to snack food processing. Covering a wide range of topics, including fried corn chips, corn tortilla chips, and high-protein snacks, attendees gain practical insights into snack food processing technology. Dr. Riaz’s instruction, combined with the latest practices, ensures that participants stay at the forefront of this dynamic industry.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Extruded Snacks and Tortilla Chips
  • Raw Material Selection and Pre-processing
  • Extrusion Process Optimization
  • Seasoning and Flavoring Techniques
  • Market Trends and Product Innovation


  • Train production personnel in principles and characteristics of extruders and support systems for effective selection and operation.
  • Review current practices for preparation of fried corn chips, corn tortilla chips, half products, and other extruded snacks.
  • Demonstrate equipment in operation, and familiarize attendees with practical aspects of snack foods processing technology.

Short Course Conduct

All the short courses are conducted at the esteemed Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. Dr. Mian N. Riaz’s commitment to excellence is further exemplified by the versatility of course delivery, with both in-person and live, online sessions available via Zoom.

Registration Overview

The program will cover information on material handling, preconditioning, extrusion of pet foods, extruded and non-extruded treats, raw material, extrusion hardware, automation, product analysis, meat handling in pet food, drying, cooling, and enrobing, food safety, pet food and treat shelf life, and trouble shooting. Participants completing the course will be awarded a Certificate and are eligible for 30 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). For questions related to the registration process and course, please contact Dr. Mian Riaz.

Join Us

Join us for any of these exceptional short courses, and unlock the potential to elevate your career and contributions in the ever-evolving world of extrusion technology. For more information, registration details, and upcoming course schedules, please visit TEES EDGE or contact our Professional & Continuing Education program directly. We look forward to welcoming you to our esteemed courses at Texas A&M University.

Custom Company Course

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Extrusion Program, under the direction of Dr. Mian Riaz, offers custom Extrusion Programs for companies. Please contact us to discuss a custom program and how to align it with your budget and goals.