This Man Is a Professional Dog Food Taster


(Photo: The Guardian)

Donna Ferguson of The Guardian has a list of 6 awful jobs, the funniest of which is the occupation of this gentleman. Philip Wells works for a dog food company. His job is to taste the final product and make sure that it's high quality. All of the food that he eats is cleared for human consumption. But that doesn't mean that it's tasty. Here's what Wells has to do:

Opening sample tins of each freshly made batch of dog (or cat) food, smelling it and eating it. “Although dogs’ palates are different to ours, taste is an important quality check to ensure each different ingredient is perfectly balanced in just the right way,” says Philip Wells, the chief taster for Lily’s Kitchen pet food. “Trying the food is also a good way to pick up on the nuances of the cooking; this works especially well on the dry kibbles.”

Wells's department pays about £20,000-50,000 per year, which is about $31,000-76,000 USD.

-via Daily of the Day


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