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What is Food Science and Technology and which kind of job can I get if I study it
Also which sector area can I work at if I study it
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Food science and technology is about understanding the composition of food and, in a way, ‘reinventing’ it. It could involve enhancing the taste, making it last longer, making sure it’s safe to eat, or even boosting its nutritional content. If you love science and you’re interested in food production and preparation, this could be an ideal career for you.

What do food scientists and technologists do?

Supply nutritional information for food labelsFood scientists and technologists do pretty much everything from working with the pure science 

behind what the food is made up of to planning the efficient manufacture of food products. They:

  • look for ways to keep food fresh, safe and looking good
  • investigate cheaper and faster ways of producing food
  • test the quality and safety of food
  • invent new ‘recipes’ for foods using new ingredients
  • make changes to foods, like creating sugar-free products
  • design processes and machines that make the products on a large scale

Food scientists and technologists don't need a license to practice. ... At Bachelors level, ideal courses are 3-year or 4-year degree courses in Food Science, Food TechnologyFood Science and Technology, or Food Science and Agriculture. To have a career in R&D, QC and QA, you will require a higher degree (Masters or PhD).

Jobs directly related to your degree include:
  • Animal nutritionist.
  • Community education officer.
  • Food technologist.
  • Health promotion specialist.
  • International aid/development worker.
  • Medical sales representative.
  • Nutritional therapist.
  • Nutritionist.
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