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Briana Borup

Major: Culinary Food Science



Company/Organization: D&D Foods, Inc.
Company/Organization website: https://www.hy-vee.com/company/about-hy-vee/behind-the-scenes.aspx
Destination: Omaha, Nebraska
Timeframe: Summer 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: ebeirman@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
My responsibilities were to compile and validate technical documents for food ingredients, prepare bench top samples, conduct shelf-life tests, and assist with plant runs.

I accomplished...
Over the course of my internship, I was able to use the updated the technical documentation that I obtained to update the nutrition and ingredient information that is used for product labels for a large amount of the sourced ingredients.

I learned...
I gained a lot of experience with auditing labels by working with suppliers and vendors to obtain correct technical documentation for ingredients. I also gained experience in the process of product development in a manufacturing plant.

Advice for others...
My advice would be to be open all the opportunities that may arise because it will allow for more learning opportunities.

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