Food and beverage technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food and beverages. Agrifood includes agriculture, horticulture, and food and drink processing technologies. Related field of food and beverage technology includes analytical chemistry, industrial chemistry, biotechnology, engineering, nutrition, quality control, and food safety management.
Food and beverage technology is a series of processes starting with food research, product development, quality assurance, and quality control and food regulation. Food and beverage technology is a careful, systematic study, investigation, and compilation of information about foods and their components.
Technologies and applications include:
- Nutraceuticals (organic, medicinal food, pre-pro biotics, etc.)
- Food Safety & Transparency
- Personalized Nutrition
- Big Data & Analytics
- Smart Warehousing
- Food Waste reduction
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- 3D Food Printers