Food Science

Food Science

Product Development Food Scientists research and revamp the process of canning, freezing, storing, and packaging of food.

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Design, develop and test processes and processing equipment for food processing factories
  • Improve quality of equipment and increase production of food products
  • Create new methods and processes to preserve food and increase food manufacturing efficiency
  • Source equipment for company usage
  • Repair production processes that are not working properly
  • Evaluate and record costs of processes and equipment
  • Work with quality assurance teams to maintain food product standards
  • Present and discuss processes and equipment findings with company management
  • Teach and train new employees about processes and equipment
  • Identify and correct quality problems
  • Monitor production process to observe new opportunities
  • Ensure operations are safe and effective

What education and training is required?

A master’s or bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Food Engineering.

To pursue a career in Food Scientist:

The following high school courses are recommended:  agricultural education, biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Typical Employers:

Typical employers include food production companies, government inspection agencies, colleges and universities.

Future Job Market/Outlook:

The future outlook for Food Safety is projected to be good to excellent.

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