Food Technology is a science branch that deals with the techniques involved in production, processing, preservation, packaging, labeling, quality management, and distribution of food products. The field also involves techniques and processes that are used to transform raw materials into food. Extensive research goes behind making food items edible as well as nutritious.
As deep as we go into the dimensions of food technology, we require professionals in this field. And, this has led to the emergence of food technology courses. There are a plethora of opportunities for students who wish to pursue a course in food technology. Graduates or postgraduates in the course can seek jobs in different domains such as restaurants, catering establishments, hospitals, food processing companies, etc.
Food Safety Officer is a professional who is responsible to analyze food samples collected from various places for inspection. The major purpose of the analysis of food sample is to identify the hazardous effect of a food product, identification of suspicious material in food or raw used for its manufacturing.
Based on the results, the Food Safety Officer can issue a notice for the usage of hazardous food products or raw material to the manufacturer, distributor or the seller of the food product. Other job roles of a Food Safety Officer include surprise visit at hotels, restaurants and food industry for inspection of food items and whether all safety measures are followed for the safety and hygiene of food product or not.
In India, the State Government or Central Government hires a Food Safety Officer at an Administrative Post. The recruitment is done based on State Civil Services (SCS) examination in the concerned state.
Jobs type for a Food Technology Graduate
• Food technologist
• Nutritional therapist
• Product/process development scientist
• Quality manager
• Regulatory affairs officer
• Scientific laboratory technician
• Technical brewer
• Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
• Production manager
• Purchasing manager
• Research scientist (life sciences)
Food Technology Recruiters
• Dabur India
• ITC Limited
• Agro Tech Foods
• Parle Products Pvt. Ltd.
• Cadbury India Ltd.
• Nestle India Pvt. Ltd.
• PepsiCo India Holdings
• Britannia Industries Ltd.
• Hindustan Unilever Limited
• Godrej Industries Limited
B.Tech S8 Exam May 2020 - supplementary registration opened