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Food Technologist

Also known as Food Scientist.

Develops new and improves existing food products, and sets standards for producing, packaging and marketing food.

Tasks Include:

  • 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
Job prospects for Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists in Victoria

Occupations in the Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists group include Chemist, Food Technologist and Wine Maker.

Employment prospects
There are currently 2,400 Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are weak.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website.

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