Dr. Mercy Mwaniki
Academic Team Leader, DFST
About the Department of Food Science and Technology (DFST)
Food Science is a study of biological, chemical, biochemical, physical and engineering sciences in food processes. Food technology is the application of these sciences in the processing and preservation of foods. It gives a crucial link between food, nutrition and health. As the world population increases, the food industry has become very competitive, and is constantly changing to meet consumer demands. Food professionals are therefore challenged with developing innovative techniques for sustainable production of safe nutritious foods.