Food Science

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What is Food Science?

Focuses on development of new foods, investigation new production and processing methods, and research ways insure a safe, nutrients and economical food supply.Sample job titles: Food Technician, Laboratory Technician, Food Chemist, and Quality Control Manager. Companies that hire for these positions: Pepsicola, Kraft/General Foods, Hygrade Food Products, Kellogg Company, General Mills, Pillsbury, and Heinz USA.

Food Science Education

A range of topics are covered in the Journal of Food Science Education:
· Problem-based learning and innovative learning techniques
· Development of teachers and students
· Forms of motivation and their promotion
· Innovative laboratory exercises, community-based, work-place, and continuing education
· Interpersonal and human relationship development of students

Food Science Salary

The median annual Food Scientist salary is $66,737 with a range usually between $53,449-$81,254. However, the salary for someone with the title Food Scientist may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Food Scientist in the United States.

Food Science Job Description

  • evaluating the nutritional value, colour, flavour and texture of food
  • testing food samples for particular types of moulds, yeast and bacteria that may be harmful
  • ensuring that food manufacturing processes conform with government, processing, consumer and industry standards
  • exploring alternative manufacturing methods
  • producing new food products
  • working closely with other food production staff including microbiologists, engineers, packaging specialists and buyers
  • establishing low-cost wholesale food production methods
  • investigating and setting standards for safety and quality
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