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Food and drink manufacturing and processing

Colourful posters from the Tasty Careers website illustrating (with statistics) the size of the food and drink sectors of Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England respectively.

Tasty careers in food and drink

Colourful poster from the Tasty Careers website illustrating the many different career roles in the food and drink industry.  A very useful overview of the sector.

Food Technology - Careers

A Catalyst article about careers in the food industry. The food and drink industries are part of a chain linking farming and growing through to food processing, manufacture and finally to the sale of food in supermarkets and restaurants. This article describes some of the many career areas in food technology...

Allergy information

This collection of posters and leaflets, provided by the Food Standards Agency, provides information about food allergies.  They would be useful for anyone dealing with food, including teachers and other adults who are running cookery clubs or who are teaching cookery in school.

Senior quality assurance manager -Yao

 

Yao studied Ancience Chinese music at University. She applied for the role in Quality assurance as the role looked interesting and varied. Having had great opportunities to advance in her career, she is now involved in quality control, customer satisfaction and managing the analytical laboratory. Every day...

Food Technology

A Nuffield design hexagon task focusing on food technology. The resource aims to extend understanding of how to evaluate a design by thinking how it affects people and whether it performs as expected.

This resource contains a number of activities for each side of the design hexagon (student pages and...

Food additives

A Catalyst article about food additives. Some additives are natural and some are manufactured by the chemical industry. Some, like vitamin C, can come from either natural or artificial sources. As with every other component of food all additives are chemicals. Even organic food can contain a certain number of...

Food Technology: Design Guides

A set of design guides for Key Stage Four focusing on food technology providing a straightforward way for students to become familiar with the sorts of questions they should ask when designing for a particular focus area.

A set of design guides for Key Stage Four focusing on electronic products providing a...

Starting a Greener Revolution

A Catalyst article looking at strategies for ensuring that there is a plentiful food supply in the future and how this can be sustained.

The article looks at three main areas for scientific investigation:

*Fertilisation

*Pest control

*Genetic modification

It also looks at...

Princeton USA: Can You Really Be a Burger Addict?

This Planet Science resource highlights the problems of fast foods and obesity to students. The stimulus is an American court case where a 56 year old man with diabetes and two heart attacks sued several fast food chains claiming they were responsible for his illnesses. Some scientists believe eating fast food can...

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