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Food Scientist

Food Scientist

Lets put it this way, Food technology is the application of food science to Distribution and use of safe food. This means that a food researcher has an influence on food and drinks bought in the grocery store. This is the best explanation for being a food scientist. They try to keep food for as long as possible without compromising health and terrible taste. 

What do Food Scientists Do?

  • Research methods to improve food aspects such as Chemical Composition, Taste, Color, Texture, Nutritional value and convenience

  • Keep up with new recipes and events related to food science by browsing literature.

  • Compliance With Legal And Industrial Standards.
    • Nutrient Content And

    • Color

    • Consistency

  • Develop new or improved methods for the Preservation

    • Processing

    • Packaging

    • Storage

    • Delivery Of Food

    • Using Knowledge Of Chemistry, Microbiology And Other Sciences.

    • Contact

      • Process engineers

      • Installation operators

      • Aroma experts
      • Packaging and Marketing specialists
      • To solve product development problems.
  • Investigate the food's

    • Structure

    • Composition Of Food

    • Changes In The Storage And

    • Processing Of Food.

  • Use microbiology, technology and chemistry to study food deterioration and processing.

  • Look for new food sources and ways in which processed foods can taste good, safe and healthy.

  • Find the best way to Distribute, Process, Preserve And Package Food.

  • Researchers in food investigate chemical changes that occur in stored or processed foods. For example, preserving or cooking food can lower your vitamin and protein levels. Food scientists are trying to find ways to process food to lose fewer nutrients.

  • Assesses source devices. Ensure that products offered are both safe and in line with nutritional standards.

  • Evaluate the breeding and care of farm animals.

  • Make sure that the animals on the market are healthy and free of potentially harmful antibiotics or hormones.

  • Evaluate food processing and analyze chemicals and preservatives used in these industries.

How To Become A Food Scientist?

In order to study food on a biological and chemical level, one needs to have a background in the science stream.

To become a food scientist, you can either get a job at a food institution or study food science at the university. Most people who claim to be food scientists have a university degree in food science.

Here are the top institutes that provide courses in food science

  • Ethiraj College For Women, Chennai

  • Mehrchand Mahajan Dav College, Chandigarh

  • Mop Vaishnav College For Women, Chennai

  • Loyola Academy, Hyderabad

  • IFTM University, Moradabad

  • NIMS University, Jaipur

  • ITM University, Gwalior

  • Parul University, Vadodara

  • NIIT University, Neemrana

Here are the main entrance exams one should take to get into the Food Science program

  • JEEP (Joint Entrance Examination Preliminary)

  • CFTRI (Central Food Technological Research Institute Entrance Examination)

  • IICPT (Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology Entrance Examination)

  • AIJEE (All India Joint Entrance Examination)

How much does a Food Scientist make?

Your salary as a food scientist will depend on the industry you are entering. There is growing concern and awareness of food production and its health effects. Good employment opportunities are predicted for food scientists. The growing population is another reason for the increase in employment in this area.

Average Food Scientist Salary in India Rs 600,000/yr

What are the books and study material available?

  • Books Objective Food Science And Safety Standards (for Food Safety Officer Exam, Asst Commissioner-  Icar, jrf, Asrb And Various Others

  • Objective Food Science & Technology by Deepak Mudgil and Shewta Barak Mudgil

  • UGC NET Life Science

  • Question Bank On Food Science And Technology by UD Chavan

  • Subjective And Objective Food Technology Meant For Jrf, Srf And Other Competitive Exams

Interesting Facts

In popular opinion, the history of food science began with the transition of people from nomads to farmers. This has led to practices such as fruit growing, animal husbandry and agriculture that have helped our ancestors survive in difficult times.