Protecting and enhancing New Zealand’s reputation for world-leading food safety

The New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre (NZFSSRC) was established to harness the best of scientific expertise from across industry, government and research providers.

Our aim is to provide an internationally credible science base for decision-making in public health and the food industry. Our work focuses on better ways of detecting hazards in the food production chain and reducing the risk of food-borne illness to consumers.

Consumers
Consumers

As the Centre develops over time, research outcomes and news items will become available. Advice on food safety can be found here.

Industry
Industry Membership

Current NZFSSRC Industry Members include organisations from the dairy, meat, poultry, seafood and horticulture sectors. Their membership provides them with access to world-class, industry-focused research capability in the area of food safety. For information on the benefits of becoming a member of the Centre, click here.

Research | News:


Covid-19 got in the way of many events this year, including the Centre’s annual symposium.  However, some of the action from the 2019 meeting features in a documentary about the PM’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Dame Juliet Gerrard.  It is screening in Wellington as part of the NZ International Film Festival.

Although the proportion of poultry-associated cases of campylobacteriosis decreased by half 15 years ago following changes to slaughter and processing practices and other interventions, poultry remains an important source of human infection.

Joanne Kingsbury and Rob Lake at ESR have been on constant watch for any evidence from overseas  pointing to food as a transmission route for SARS-CoV-2.

Members

 
New Zealand Food Innovation Network
Horticulture New Zealand
United Fresh NZ
Eagle Core
Asure Quality
New Zealand Food Innovation Network
Horticulture New Zealand
United Fresh NZ
Eagle Core