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:


The introduction of Covid-19 vaccination mandates for workers has stimulated international discussion on whether we should mandate vaccines to protect consumers against other viruses, such as Hepatitis A (HAV).​

While there is no evidence that food or food packaging are significant transmission pathways for Covid-19, there are steps that food companies can take to reduce the risk of contamination, argues Professor Phil Bremer, Dr Catherine McLeod, Dr Joanne Kingsbury and Dr Rob Lake.

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.

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