Food Technologist

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Food technologists apply their background in biological science to the food industry focusing on quality, safety and innovation. Typically, this may involve analysing the nutritional and chemical content of food products, developing methods for the preservation of freshness, altering the characteristics of foods and defining health standards. Food Technologists hold positions across various sectors, typically they may be employed:

  • In the private sector: working towards commercial product development, performing brand comparisons and supervising and advising on logistical issues such as food transport and storage
  • In government departments: advising on food and nutritional guidelines and standards along with the provision of advice on health and dietary policy issues

Both these sectors potentially involve laboratory research and consultation with other industry professionals such as manufacturers. There is also potential for field specialisation and to branch into marketing and management aspects of the food industry.