COLUMBUS — On Saturday, Dec. 3 four members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter competed in the State Food Science and Technology Career Development Event hosted at The Ohio State University, Columbus.
Food Science and Technology Team members were Emma Linn, Weston Hodge, Katie Bodenmiller, and Emily Thimmes. The team placed second in the state and earned a banner for the agriculture classroom.
Emma Linn was the highest placing individual from Miami East, placing seventh overall. Additionally, the team will now represent Ohio at the Big E competition in Massachusetts in September 2017. This is the fourth time a Miami East-MVCTC FFA team has placed second in the state and eighth time to be a Top 5 in the Event’s 16 years of competition.
During the contest the team members were asked to complete a product development scenario in which they calculated the nutritional facts for a new food product and design a new package. Also they completed an aroma identification section, took test on their knowledge of food science, responded to mock customer complaint scenarios, identified sanitation errors in the food industry, identified common food flavorings, and completed a taste sensory test.