Food scientists investigate the chemical, microbiological, physical and sensory nature of food, and apply their knowledge in the development, processing, preserving, packaging, distributing and storing of foodstuffs. Food scientists generally work in offices, laboratories and processing plants. (alis)
This profile page includes information about: Food Technologists, Food Chemists, Flavorists, Food Microbiologists, Research Chefs/Culinologists, and Cereal Chemists.
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Date modified: October 2, 2018