Food scientists are employed to create new foods and innovative processes to manufacture these foods. They work independently or as part of a team to ensure the safety and quality of foods. They apply basic scientific principles to solve problems, to protect the food and beverage supply, to manage food processing facilities and to develop strategies to transport foods while maintaining high quality.
Food scientists are found in every province of Canada and every state in the USA. They provide technical support to the food and beverage industry, government departments and international agencies such as the United Nations. The need for new food scientists is increasing as the food industry continues to expand.
The Department of Food Science and Technology at Dalhousie offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (Food Science) program consisting of eight academic terms. The first two years of the program includes courses in the basic sciences of biology chemistry, math, physics, biochemistry and microbiology. The final two years consists of specialized courses in food chemistry, food analysis, food microbiology, food engineering, food product development and food processing.
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Food processing careers encompass a variety of job opportunities beyond plant management, quality control, food science and sales. So, whether you have a degree in accounting, human resources or are looking to spread your wings in a career in maintenance, marketing or environmental health and safety, the food manufacturing industry could be the next step in your career.