What is a Food Science Technologist?

A food science technologist provides accurate nutritional information for food labelling, does shelf-life studies, tests the safety and quality of food, develops recipes using newly-discovered ingredients, modifies foods such as creating fat-free varieties and uses panels or consumers to evaluate products.

The Institute of Food Technologists defines food science as "the discipline in which the engineering, biological, and physical sciences are used to study the nature of foods, the causes of deterioration, the principles underlying food processing, and the improvement of foods for the consuming public".

A food science technologist provides accurate nutritional information for food labelling, does shelf-life studies, and tests the safety and quality of food.

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