What is Dairy Technology ?
Are you interested in the chemical, physical, and microbial properties of milk, the creation of dairy products, the main operations applied in dairy factories, general aspects of cheese, butter and ice cream manufacture ? If so, and you desire to undertake basic and applied research in the area of dairy production, processing, dairy economics and management, this may be the right course for you.
Technical and quality control of processing plants for milk and milk products is the concern of the dairy technologist. The scientific study of the physiology of lactation and breeding of cattle to improve dairy breeds is covered by dairy scientists. Those interested in the processed food market can research new methods of processing dairy products in order to enhance the marketability of dairy foods.
What do I have to do ?
You are likely to perform the following tasks:
- Ensure hygienic conditions and procedures are maintained and followed during the processing and packaging of food and that food is stored under proper conditions until processed
- Test both raw ingredients and processed food for nutritional value and microbiological quality, and check foods for colour...