How to become a food and wine scientist

Study food substances to improve quality and safety

What does a food and wine scientist do?

Food and wine scientists use chemistry and other branches of science to examine food products. They work in laboratories to develop and improve processing and preservation techniques to enhance foods and beverages.

Duties and tasks

  • Conduct tests and experiments, analysing results under different conditions.
  • Determine best methods for processing and preserving foods.
  • Research different fields of study in the food industry including livestock nutrition, growth, reproduction, genetics, and diseases.
  • Use specialised equipment and tools to analyse nutritional content of foods.

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