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Food Science is the discipline in which biology, physical sciences, and engineering are used to study the nature of foods, the causes of their deterioration, and the principles underlying food processing.

Food Technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe, nutritious, and wholesome food.

Did you know California grows more than half of the nations fruits and vegetables and is home to the largest food and agricultural economy in the world?

Click any of the links below to explore each part of the Food Science/Technology industry
Food Science & Technology
Food Safety
Engineering & Equipment
Research & Development

Food Science & Technology 

Bio Online
Web resouces for the life sciences. Search the job posting index for openings all over the country with large and small companies.

Blue Sky Search

Interested in the produce industry? Positions posted with companies such as Fresh Express and Ready Pac, as well as companies like Driscoll's Strawberries. Opportunities available in the seed industry, production, marketing, and qualtiy control.

Careers in Food
If you are interested in a job in the area of food science, this is the perfect website. is the premier site for Food jobs & Beverage jobs. Whether you are in food manufacturing or beverage manufacturing, can help.


This site has it all!!! Company profiles, links, industry information & news, job searches, search engines and more!!!

Institute of Food Technologists Student Association
Learn about this organization for students interested in food science and the food industry. IFTSA also has employment services availble to its members.

Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

If you're willing to travel to the Mid-West or East Coast this is a great site. This page is put up by the OSU College of food, Ag, and Environmental Sciences, with links to a national database of Horticultural internships, as well as a Food Science & Technology job bank.

Opus International, Inc.,

OPUS International, Inc., is an executive search firm focusing solely on the Food Science industry. We're proud of our tradition of ethical, professional service to our clients -- the world's leading food and beverage companies. OPUS International has created a site to help you position yourself in the Food Science industry, whether you're an employer, a job candidate, or a student seeking an exciting career path.

Produce Careers
View job listings in food technology, buying/purchasing, processing, production, finance, etc. Specify a state, region, or even a county. You may also submit your resume.

Produce Marketing Association

The Produce Marketing Association, founded in 1949, is a not-for-profit trade association serving over 2,500 members who market fresh fruits, vegetables, and floral products worldwide. Its members are involved in the production, distribution, retail, and foodservice sectors of the industry.
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ConAgra Foods
Along with grocery, convenience and club stores, ConAgra also has a strong business-to-business and foodservice presence. Their Consumer Foods segment manufactures and markets leading branded products to retail and foodservice customers in the United States and internationally. And their Commercial Foods segment manufactures and sells a variety of specialty products to foodservice and commercial customers worldwide

Dole Food Company
Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc. is the largest producer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables in the world, and markets a growing line of packaged food, and fresh flowers. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs approximately 60,000 full-time people. "For employment opportunities, click here."

Earthbound Farms

This company produces a variety of organic food products and has a link to an employment site with open job listings!

FMC Food Tech
FMC FoodTech is a global, full-line food technology provider including harvesting, preparing, processing, packaging and preservation systems. Marketing leading positions in thermal processing, sterilization, cooking, frying and freezing systems, citrus and tomato processing, vegetable harvesting and processing, conveying and distribution systems. "For employment opportunities, click here."

Fresh Produce and Floral Council
This a fun site with tons of links and great information on the food industry.

Fujian Cereals, Oils & Foodstuffs Import & Export Group Corporation

Manufacture and distribute Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Canned Goods, Sea Food and Frozen Produce. They also manufacture 32 kinds of food products, of which we have 17 varieties that are responsible for over $17 million USD in export volume annually. Brand names like "NARCISSUS", "EGRET", "DOUBLE LANTERN", "TWO SAILERS", "LONG LIFE" are recognized in supermarkets and food stores around the world.

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Food Safety

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Contains information for state and county examinations, as well as a link to the Calfiornia State Jobs

Silliker Laboratories
Silliker, the leading international network of testing and consulting laboratories, specializes in helping manufacturers, restaurants, and retailers in the food and feed industries. Silliker is the largest network of ISO 25 accredited labs in North America, with operations throughout Europe and Australia "For employment opportunities, click here."

Summer internships with the USDA! Visit this site to obtain more information about a summer job with the USDA. Internships are paid, and all the necessary forms are available at this site. There are many positions available all over the country. You can also search for Career positions with the USDA from this site.

Government Food Safety Information

This is a great website to get information on news and safety alerts, consumer advice, foodborne pathogens, industry assistance, and federal and state government agencies.

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Engineering & Equipment

Food Processing Equipment Company
This second generation, family-owned business has dedicated itself to keeping its promise to engineer and produce reliable, custom-designed machinery for the meat and food industries.

Agricultural Engineering Associates
Agricultural Engineering Associates was formed to fill the void for technical engineering services at the production agriculture grassroots. They are a farmer-rancher to farmer/rancher technical service provider and offer leadership in the practical design of animal environment systems, soil and water conservation structures, grain and feed processing and storage facilities, as well as many other specialized projects in agriculture production and research facilities.

Agricultural and Food Engineering
Check out this website for information on food and agricultural engineering around the world!

Agriculture Engineering Publications
For information and articles on agriculture engineering, this is a great website.

Used Food Processing Equipment
Buys and sells quality used food processing equipment including homogenizers, evaporators, heat exchangers, refrigeration equipment, stainless steel tanks, and more.

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Research & Development

Monsanto Company is a leading provider of agricultural solutions to growers worldwide. Monsanto's employees provide top quality, cost-effective, and integrated approaches to help farmers improve their productivity and produce better quality foods. "For employment opportunities, click here."

UC Extention

Agriculture and food science programs are a particular strength of the UC Davis campus. UC Davis Extension has been connecting working professionals to the world-renowned teaching and research resources of the UC Davis Campus.

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