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How the role of a Food Technologist has changed over the years and what it will be like in the future?

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Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
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Food technologists and scientists usually work in the food processing industry, universities, or the government sector to create and improve food products. They use their knowledge of chemistry, physics, engineering, microbiology, biotechnology and other sciences to develop new or better ways of preserving , processing , packaging , storing and delivering foods. Food technologists have bright prospects in salaried jobs in the public sector and private sector.

Research into and and development of newer varieties of protein rich foods, supplementary foods, foods that are substitutes for items such as eggs and meat, developed from vegetable sources such as soya offers many openings for foood technologists. Hotels , hospitals , health farms etc offers variety of opportunities for these technologists both in the small sector and the large scale units. The consumer food industry mainly consist of ready to eat products or ready to cook products such as pasta , bakery items, cocoa based products, biscuits, soft drinks. Processing of marine products into canned and frozen forms constantly requires the services of food technologists.The processed food chains with foreign tie up emerging on the Indian scene, food technologists will have opportunities to improve their prospects. Agri-exportshave grown tremendously with the encouraging involvement of the corporate sector and this has led to further diversification and utilization of the skills of food technologists.

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