MPI provides scientific advice and risk assessment to support regulation, and growth and innovation in the food sector.
The MPI Food Safety Science Group is the core provider of scientific inputs into MPI standards for food and food-related products.
Through documented programmes of scientific work on key topics, the MPI food safety science programmes contribute to the assuarance of safe and suitable food in NZ and overseas.
Human health surveillance encompasses the collection, analysis and reporting of foodborne illness data, and attribution to sources, to enable development of control strategies.
Hazard data sheets are a resource for regulators, food businesses and food safety consultants, which help them understand the hazards they need to control to produce safe and suitable food.
Risk ranking, risk profiling and risk assessment are carried out by MPI Food Safety Science to provide objective scientific advice on the risks associated with the food chain.
The MPI food safety science programme contributes to the assurance of safe and suitable food for New Zealanders and consumers in export markets by providing broad project-based work.
MPI food safety science provides science inputs into New Zealand and international committees to support New Zealand assurances of food safety and suitability.
Presentations from MPI Food Safety Science Group workshops and seminars are available here to read and download.