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B.Voc. Food Technology and Quality Management

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B.Voc in Food Technology and Quality Management

 What is Food Technology?
Food technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food. Related fields include analytical chemistry, biotechnology, engineering, nutrition, quality control, and food safety management.
Food Technology is a science which deals with the techniques and principles involved in processing and preserving the food substances. The application of food science helps in manufacturing safe, wholesome and nutritious food products. The study of food technology is to develop new methods and systems for keeping food products safe and resistant from natural harms such as bacteria and other micro-organisms. Food processing helps in preservation enhances the flavor and reduces the toxins in the food product which results in better distributional efficiency and easy marketing of the food product.

Jobs & Career in Food Science & Technology
Food industry is a growing industry that contributes to around 14% of manufacturing GDP and 13 % of India’s total food exports. There is a high demand of trained food professional in both Government and Private sector. One can enter these areas after graduation or post-graduation in Food technology.
Some of the Job profiles include:
•    Food technologist: Production/Operation/ QA/QC
•    R&D : New Product & Process Development
•    Marketing & Sales, Business development & Marketing analysis
•    Procurement & Supply chain management

Types of companies with career opportunities:
•    Corporate Food manufacturing companies
•    Food research laboratories
•    Food quality & Certification organizations
•    Food Packaging companies
•    Food machinery & Instruments manufacturing companies
•    Flavour houses
•    Agricultural commodities export ventures

Five reasons why one should choose Food  Technology
1)  Job Security: Nobody can survive without eating food. Therefore, food industries will always keep processing food and hiring professionals.

2) Diverse Environment: As food industry is diverse, with literally thousands of different opportunities for a food scientist/ food technologist. You can work with a milk processing industry, a winery, bakery industry, meat processing, flavour development, etc. As you study multidisciplinary subjects, it opens up a myriad of opportunities.

3) Salary possibilities: A degree in food science offers many opportunities to earn top- salaries with a good growth rate.

4) The Food: If you are a food lover, then, working in this industry would be like a dream come true. Creating and testing products will expose you to good food. You will also get an opportunity to explore new dishes and flavours.

5) Travel opportunities: Most of the food industries are global. Depending on your position, you often get opportunities to travel to different countries for work, training, business expansion etc.


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