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Food Technologists

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There are approximately 14,900 food technologists employed in the United States. They work in a wide variety of settings, including food processing plants, food ingredient plants, and food manufacturing plants. Food technologists may work in basic research, product development, processing and quality assurance, packaging, or market research. There are positions in laboratories, test kitchens, and on production lines as well as with government agencies. About 7 percent of food technologists are self-employed.

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