Overview – Food science in MPI

Find out about how MPI Food Safety Science contributes to ensuring food consumed in, and exported from NZ is safe and suitable. If you’re new, start here.

MPI and food science

Through its science strategy, MPI’s applies a risk-based approach to food safety. By implementing this approach, the Food Safety Science Group is able to provide high quality, timely and practical scientific and technical advice to other MPI business units and the food industry. This work is supported by technical expertise within the group and a range of experts who make up the MPI Food Science Academy.

What you will find here

The section about Food science and its contribution to MPI is split into various sub-sections. Use the menu on the left to find your way around.

You can find more information in the following sub-sections:

  • MPI’s Food Safety Science Group – learn about the work of the Group, the risk-based approach to food safety, the benefits to New Zealand industry and consumers and the experts who carry out this work.
  • MPI Food Science Academy – find out about the role of this expert group, which supports MPI’s scientific work around food safety. Find a list of the current membership and reports from meetings.
  • What’s new –  check this page regularly for important updates relevant to Food science in MPI.

Related information

Information specific to the role of Food science in MPI is contained in this section. If you want to find out how this science is implemented as legal requirements and guidance within New Zealand’s food industry, refer to the Industry requirements and Policy & law sections of the website.

Industry requirements

Policy & law

Keeping up to date

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