Food processing is a branch of food science and it is a set of methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food for the consumption of humans and animals. Processing of food leads to preservation of food, enhances its flavour and reduces the toxins in the food product. The modern food processing techniques have led to the feasibility of the development of the present day supermarkets. The rising consumerism in the societies of developed and developing countries has contributed to the growth of food processing industries with techniques such as spray drying, juice concentrates, freeze drying and the introduction of artificial sweeteners, colorants and preservatives.
Food processing industries is rapidly growing in India and several employment opportunities are available in various industries. There is a god scope of food technology courses which offers numerous job opportunity in various areas one can get job in companies and food research laboratories, Food wholesalers, Hospitals, Catering establishments, Retailers, Restaurants in quality control, quality analysis, manufacturing industries and distilleries.
FCI, ITC Limited, Parle Products Pvt. Ltd., Agro Tech Foods, AMUL, Perfetti India Ltd., Cadbury India Ltd. PepsiCo India Holdings, Nestle India Pvt. Ltd., Britannia Industries Ltd.,
Hindustan Lever Limited, Godrej Industries Ltd., Dabur India Ltd. etc.