Dairy plant Food Technologist checking the cream separation process

Food Technologist

Food Technologists develop new and improve existing food products, and set standards for producing, packaging and marketing food.

Overview

Food Technologists develop new and improve existing food products, and set standards for producing, packaging and marketing food.

Day-to-day

  • tests food products for flavour, colour, taste, texture and nutritional content
  • advises on preserving, processing, packaging, storing and delivering foods
  • develops quality control procedures and safety standards for the manufacture of food products.

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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Food Technologist

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in science majoring in food science, food technology, nutrition or another related field to work as a Food Technologist. Some Food Technologists complete a diploma in food science and technology through Vocational Education and Training (VET).

    Find a Bachelor of Science (Food Technology)

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