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Food Science and Technology

altFood Science and Technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, processing, packaging and distribution of food.  This is used to ensure that a safe, nutritious and wholesome food is made available to the consumer.

Food Technologists study the physical, microbiological, and chemical composition of food. Depending on their area of specialization, Food Technologists may then use this knowledge to, develop ways to process, preserve, package and store food, safely (Food Product Development), according to industry and government specifications and regulations.

The Food Science and Technology Department staff compliment is highly qualified and do not only teach at the National Diploma and B. Tech. levels, but are all involved in research projects with B. Tech. and M. Tech. students.


Our Vision

To be at the heart of Food Science and Technology Education and Innovation in Africa.

Our Mission

To create and sustain an empowering environment for developing technologically skilled and socially responsive graduates, using innovative teaching, research and a work integrated learning approach; fostering active partnerships with industry and community in order to be a centre of excellence for the training of Food Technologists.

Vitual Tour of the Food Science and Technology Building

Contact us

Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Food Science and Technology
PO Box 1906

Tel:  +27 21 959 6236 (Carmen Booyse)
Fax:  +27 21 959 6095
Email:  booysec@cput.ac.za