What is Food Science?
FOOD SCIENCE is
the application of science and technology to
the manufacturing, production, processing,
product development, packaging, preparation,
evaluation, distribution, utilization, and
safety of food products. Food Science studies
everything that happens to food from the time
it leaves the farm, field, or waters until
the consumers buys it. Food scientists are
professionals who apply basic sciences to food
processing, food preservation, products development
and much more. Food Science is an independent
professional discipline with its own professional
society, The Institute of Food Technologists.
Food Science is the profession
and field of study in which biological and
physical sciences are used to learn the nature
of foods, the causes of their deterioration
or spoilage, and principles underlying processing
and improvement of foods for the consuming
Food scientists apply chemistry,
engineering, microbiology, biochemistry, other
basic and applied sciences, toxicology, and
management as well as industrial and practical
aspects to the production, development, processing,
preservation, evaluation, distribution, storage,
sanitation, and marketing of foods.
students have training in basic sciences such
as physics, mathematics, inorganic chemistry,
organic chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology,
etc. Thus anybody with an interest in the basic
sciences such as chemistry, physics, and biology
can apply their knowledge and interests to
plays an important role in the health, welfare
and economic status of individuals and nations.
in Food Science?
The food science program
is for those with an interest and ability in
the sciences. Food Science offers a lifetime
vocation in the maintenance of a never-ending
stream of quality food products. You may want
to choose Food science as a career if you are
interested in ...
- serving society by assuring
availability, abundance, affordability, wholesomeness
and safety of food.
- improving the nutritive
value of food products.
- supervising raw material
procurement or managing any aspect of a food
- maintaining high standards
of safety and sanitation and managing quality
of an ever-increasing variety of food products.
- development of new food
products, processing methods or distribution
- knowing about the biological,
chemical, and physical nature of food and
Sure! Everyone eats - not
only to live but for enjoyment. That's precisely
why the food industry is a "sure-bet" career
The Food Science
program in the College of Agriculture at the
University of Kentucky is THE CHOICE for
anyone wanting an exciting fast-paced career
in the food industry. We invite you to consider
the professional career choices available.
The Faculty in the Food Science program is
dedicated to providing the best scientific
training for successful and productive food-related