U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists
Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
Illustrative examples: Food Safety Scientist,
Broad Occupation: 19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists
Minor Group: 19-1000 Life Scientists
Major Group: 19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010