Food Engineering


About Food Engineering

Food engineering is the application of engineering principles to the storage, processing and distribution of food materials and their bio-products. It requires a sound engineering education, as well as fundamental training in chemistry and food science.

The Food Engineers in the Job

Food Engineers can make valuable contributions in various capacities of food chain.  Design of processing, handling, packaging and storage equipment and systems; scale-up of prototype food processes, machinery, and equipment; product/process research and development; regulation and protection of the public health; and engineering and technical sales 

Companies hiring Food Engineers

There are over 13,500 registered food companies in the United states. The following list represents a few of the many US food companies which typically hire Food Engineers.

Anheuser-Busch, Gerber, Nabisco, Coca-Cola, H.J. Heinz, Nestle, Blue Bell, Dean Foods, Fresh ExpressKellogg, PepsiCo. Int., Borden, Frito-Lay, Kraft General Foods, Campbell Soup, General MillsProcter and Gamble, Sara Lee, Tetra Pack, Unilever, Cargill, ADM, Tyson Foods, HEB, Ben and Jerry, McCormick, Dole, etc.

For more information:

Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department

Scoates Hall, 314a

Texas A&M University

College Station - TX - 7743-2117

phone: 979.847.8794 & 979.862.7645

fax: 979.845.3932 &

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