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Food Technology

Food technology is a branch of science which involves the application of food science in practical terms.It mainly aims at the manufacturing and preservations of food products. The food technologists study the chemical, physical and microbiological makeup of the food. The food is processed, preserved, packaged and stored according to the specifications by industry and government. The research and development in food technology has resulted into the production of safe and nutritious foods. The food processing industries manufacture a large variety of food products. They include the primary foods like rice and wheat products, oil, sugar and pulses. They are processed to convert into edible form.

Scope of food technology course

Food technology courses offer a bright career. Food processing industry is rapidly growing in India and several employment opportunities are available in various food processing industries,  research laboratories, hotels, soft drink factories, quality control, rice mills, manufacturing industries and distilleries.

The areas where one can find employment in this industry are:

  • Food processing companies and food research laboratories
  •  Food wholesalers
  •  Hospitals
  •  Catering establishments
  •  Retailers
  •  Industry.
  •  Bacteriologist, toxicologists and those trained in packaging technology, organic chemistry, biochemistry and analytical chemistry can find opening food technology laboratories or in quality control departments.
  •  A number of public sector undertakings like. the Food Corporation of India,and. Modern Food Corporation .
  •  Self employment opportunities also exist in the field of food technology.
  •  Private sector companies have been the key players in the food sector and even companies like ITC are now moving into the sector, seeing the potential in processed foods.

The major players in private sector in this industry in India are:

  • ITC Limited
  • Parle Products Pvt. Ltd.
  • Agro Tech Foods
  •  Amul
  •  Perfetti India Ltd.
  • Cadbury India Ltd.
  • PepsiCo India Holdings
  • Nestle India Pvt. Ltd.
  •  Britannia Industries Ltd.
  • Hindustan Lever Limited
  •  Milkfood
  • MTR foods limited
  •  Godrej industries Limited
  • Gits Food Products Pvt. Ltd.
  •  Dabur India Ltd.

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