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ragacamps
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Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist

My wife currently works for General Mills as an R&D food scientist and will be making the move down to Louisiana.

After searching for positions, all we can find is Chef John Folse co.
If anyone has any info, it would be greatly appreciated.
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bunky
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
I thought Albemarle had a food sci. Lab for some reason.


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Golfer
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
Pennington


ragacamps
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
Pennington??


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Geaux Smoke
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
where in louisiana is she looking to live? Reilly Food Company makes all kinds of things. HQ in New Orleans.
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Abita Brewing is another company to think about.
Good Luck


ragacamps
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
Awesome, thank you


OldSouth
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
These guys might too. Good luck.


DIVERSIFIED FOODS & SEASONINGS
109 HIGHWAY 1085
MADISONVILLE, LA 70447-3305
(985) 809-3600


GFunk
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
I'm guessing that you may want to search for Food Safety. QC in food services is in very high demand. May not be what you want salary-wise, but it is what it is.


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ynlvr
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
Blue Runner Beans?


ragacamps
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
I have searched for positions at every one of the names in this thread. Not an easy career to pursue in Louisiana.


Golfer
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
Did you check out Pennington Biomedical Research Center? It's run by LSU and one of the leading nutrition and dietary research centers in the US.


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Athanatos
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
I was thinking this or maybe zatarains


ragacamps
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
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I was thinking this or maybe zatarains


Based out of New Jersey. Mcormick bought them out.

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And yes thanks for the heads up on Pennington. They have nothing as of now for her but I will definitely keep checking.


LSUlove
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
Try Baumer Foods. Makers of Crystal Hot Sauce


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wasteland
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
good luck. i got a buddy that's a food scientist that works for a food additive company in oakdale. he has trouble finding job openings. I would check community coffee


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Siderophore
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
I know someone in that field that was in a job hunt within the past six months.

They gave looking here and went to Dallas, which is a hotbed for food scientists right now.

Multiple Fortune 500 company production facilities there.
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ragacamps
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
Yeah we are leaving Minneapolis where she works for General Mills right now. They have huge food companies up here in the Midwest.


matthew25
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
Maybe she can start something in Nawlins. What do you eat in Minnesota that we don't have yet in the South?


lsu2grad
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
Funny thing is not many people know that Food Science is a scientific discipline.
I have a Master of Science in Food Science from LSU. After graduating from LSU I starting working at Diversified Foods and Seasonings (was in Metairie...now in Madisonville, Mobile and Nebraska)...then went to Atlanta for a year to work with Fresh Express (packaged salads)...left came back to NOLA and started with Sara Lee in their coffee and tea division...JM Smucker (Folger's Coffee) acquired SL last January - am still there..Started in QA and R&D and now am the Plant Manager. Like some of the OP said, need to research all companies...plenty around, some big some small:
Coke, Pepsi. Zapps, Louisiana Fish Fry, Bruce Foods, Tabasco, Folgers Coffee, Reily Foods, Community Coffee, Chisesi Ham, Manda Meats, Diversified Foods and Seasonings, Big Easy Brads, King Creole, John Folse, Baumer, Paul Prudhomme, National Fruit Flavor, some poultry plants in north LA, The Wright Group, Mizkan, Zatarains...hope this helps.
If looking in the NOLA area, post your email and we can connect...like to see a resume...may be able to help out!!!


ragacamps
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re: Anyone know of any Louisiana food companies that employ food scientist
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lsu2grad




Thank you so much.
My wife has her masters in food science from University of Illinois and has been working in R&D for the snacks division at General Mills for over 5 years now. We are thinking with her degree and experience in R&D for a giant like General Mills, if and when she finds an opening, she should get very high consideration. Fingers crossed

Again thanks for the names. We really appreciate it.
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