Food Science  
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A four member team designs a new food product or re-designs an existing one using a marketing scenario, as they covers product development and presentation, along with food safety issues. Participants use their sensory skills to evaluate and solve problems while applying sound principles in a decision making process.
State winning team advances to national competition which is held during the National FFA Convention in late October.
Members of the first place team and the high point individual at the state level will receive a $500 to pursue a degree in food technology at Texas Tech University.  Scholarships for underclass students will be held until entry into the TTU food technology degree program.

2021 Team Project 
Category: Meals
Platform: Frozen
Market: Retail

Food Science Aromas ID can be found here:

Problem Solving Resource      
The Food Science Contest will utilize the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service Processing Inspectors’ Calculations Handbook (revised 1995) as the resource for the development of problem solving problems relating to the following sections: Conversions (e.g. metric, US equivalents, grams, ounces, percent, ppm, Celsius, Fahrenheit); Pearson’s Square; Percent of an ingredient in a formula; Yield; Shrink loss; Volume of a container; Calorie calculations; Total energy calculations. The handbook is attached below. 

NameDate AddedSize
2017-21 Food Science & Technology Rules - Revised 9.11.17 9/13/2017 322 KB
2017-21 Food Science Drop Sheet 1/26/2017 342 KB
Food Inspectors Calculation Handbook 3/8/2021 378 KB
Consumer Inquiry Letter 12/13/2015 12 KB
Example Scenario #1 12/13/2015 168 KB
Example Scenario #2 12/13/2015 169 KB
Example Scenario #3 12/13/2015 169 KB
Example Scenario #4 12/13/2015 172 KB
Example Scenario #5 12/13/2015 170 KB
Product Development Hints 12/13/2015 176 KB

  Corporate Sponsors
  Slate Group  

  State Event
Location: Texas Tech University 
Date: April 23-24, 2021
Contact: Dr. Jarred Legako

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