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My primary role is to work on food product formulas and follow those formulas through implementation in the plant. I have the opportunity develop formulas, run test batches, and review product with our product team (includes: Marketing, Packaging, Quality, etc.). In my role, I make sure that the formulas are safe, functional, and of course taste great.
I love that my job is never the same from day to day. I work on projects involving many different products, people, and plants. It is a great opportunity to expand my knowledge of meat science and gain a better understanding of the Oscar Mayer business and the food industry. Food product development is a great hybrid of scientific principle, creative thinking, and problem solving – a perfect combination that keeps me interested and excited to come to work each day.
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