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- 1) Performs standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products, or to ensure compliance with company or government quality standards: Conducts standardized tests of food, beverages, additives, and preservatives for flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, or other factors, using incubator, autoclave, ovens, balance scales, refractometer, or other equipment.
- 2) Tests flavoring and spices for moisture, oil content, coloring, and pungency, using spectrophotometer, stereomicroscope, and ovens.
- 3) Tests production samples of food for compliance with standards, using spectrometer, pH meter, distillation equipment, balance scales, and other equipment.
- 4) Refers to tables or computes such factors as moisture, salt content, sediment, or solubility.
- 5) Smells samples of food for odors or tastes for prescribed flavor.
- 6) Observes sample smear, sediment disk, or agar sample through microscope to identify bacterial or extraneous matter.
- 7) Compares test results with standards and records results.
- 8) Cleans laboratory equipment.
- 9) May mix ingredients to make reagents.
- 10) May operate calculating machine to compute percentages of ingredients in finished product.
- 11) May be identified according to quality or product tested.
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