What is Food Engineering
Food Engineering is a specialized sub field within Agricultural Engineering and is focused on the application of Engineering to the production and distribution of food. In today’s world, food production is a significant issue and Food Engineers play an important role in addressing that.
Food that is grown or processed must follow strict safety health and standards to ensure they are safe and that people do not get sick (or worse) from consuming produced food. Food Engineers control the health and safety of food production by designing and operating food processing plants.
They also involve themselves in waste management and the genetic modification of foods. Food Engineers generally work for food manufacturing companies, but they can also work in the pharmaceutical and health care industries.