Food Processing and Technology
Food Processing and Technology involves a blend of physical, chemical or microbiological processes and techniques for transforming raw ingredients into food and also other forms in food processing industry. Food processing refers to the transformation of the raw ingredients into food or modifying food into some other forms. The work of the Food Procession and Technology professionals start from the point when the crops are harvested or the livestock are completely reared. The food materials undergo various chemical processes in order to make them consumable and ready to market. According to Wikipedia, food processing typically takes clean, harvested crops or butchered animal products and uses these to produce attractive, marketable and often long shelf-life food products. Similar processes are used to produce animal feed. The process also involves removing toxins and giving them a longer preservation time.
The core subjects of Food Processing and Technology are as follows:
Fundamentals of food processing
Food hygiene and sanitation
Food laws and quality assurance
Concentrated and Dehydrated milk products
Technology of Cereals and milk
Bakery and confectionary products
Technology of pulses and oil seeds
Packaging of fresh and processed food
Further studies – After completing B.Sc. in Food Processing and Technology, you can go for M.Sc., followed by research.
Job profiles – After completing the program, you can work in the following profiles:
Quality Assurance Manager
Product Development Manager
The top recruiters of this course include the food and hospitality industry. Some of the top names are as follows:
Dabur India Ltd.
Godrej Industries Ltd.
Agro Tech Food