Food scientists perform a variety of tasks related to the production, testing, and consumption of food. They may work in quality assurance within a production facility, testing for levels of various nutrients and the presence or absence of microbes (which are essential to proper nutritional labeling and food safety). Food scientists may perform routine checks of the product throughout the production process to verify the finished product is prepared correctly. Some food scientists may even develop new techniques to improve and streamline the production process or create new, improved packaging uniquely suited to the product.
Food Scientist Tasks
Research, identify, and implement new practices to reduce costs and improve quality.
Document specifications for materials, production, and finished products.
Design, execute, and interpret scientific experiments to develop and optimize products.
Understand plant equipment and processes to appropriately create solutions.