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Food Technologist
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Food Technologist

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Also known as Food Scientist.
Develops new and improves existing food products, and sets standards for producing, packaging and marketing food.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 2,400

What does a Food Technologist do?

  • conducting experiments and tests to identify the chemical composition and reactive properties of natural substances and processed materials
  • analysing and conducting research to develop theories, techniques and processes, and testing the reliability of outcomes under different conditions
  • developing practical applications of experimental and research findings
  • testing food products for flavour, colour, taste, texture and nutritional content
  • advising on preserving, processing, packaging, storing and delivering foods
  • developing quality control procedures and safety standards for the manufacture of food products
  • examining grape samples to assess ripeness, sugar and acid content, and determining suitability for processing
  • coordinating winemaking processes, directing workers in testing and crushing grapes, fermenting juices, and fortifying, clarifying, maturing and finishing wines

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