Food technologist

Food technologists are involved in conducting experiments and producing sample products, as well as designing the processes and machinery for making products with a consistent flavour, colour and texture in large quantities.

Typical work activities include:

  • Modifying existing products and processes and developing new ones.
  • Researching current consumer markets and latest technologies to develop new product concepts.
  • Selecting raw materials and other ingredients from suppliers.
  • Checking and improving quality control procedures in your own and suppliers' factories, from the raw material stage through to the finished product.
  • Addressing issues of safety and quality.

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