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Food safety and security

Delivering food safety research

Food exports depend on robust and internationally credible food safety systems. Food security is about having sufficient quantities available consistently, having the economic and physical resources to support it and for people world-wide to have good nutrition and adequate water and sanitation.

Massey University is a leader in food safety science and research, and supports partner organisations to be producers of trusted, high-quality food products.

We work on all aspects of food security both in New Zealand and internationally:

  • Animal and plant sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Geography
  • Human nutrition
  • International business
  • International rural development
  • International trade, policy and regulation
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Public health
  • Sociology and anthropology
  • Strategy and governance
  • Trade policy
  • Veterinary medicine

Accreditations

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Quacquarelli Symonds Veterinary Science

Massey University's veterinary school is ranked first in the world by employers, and we rank 15th for veterinary science in the latest university subject rankings from Quacquarelli Symonds.

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Areas of expertise

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Animal and plant science

Epidemiology

Veterinary medicine

International trade

Food microbiology

Food safety

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Programmes

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Doctor of Philosophy

Advance your understanding of the world of agrifood and and gain skills to solve problems and effect change. A doctor of philosophy is a challenging and rewarding programme of study that will pave a way to a career centred on research and innovation.

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours

Study Massey's Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and start becoming an engineer from day one.

You'll work on practical projects that can help both our communities and industry, giving you a feel for what engineering involves, and the skills that distinguish you from the rest.

Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours

Massey University's Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours degree is the only one in Australasia that combines food science, food engineering and food business.

Gain the fundamental food science and applied food technology skills that you will need in your career. Work on real industry problems and solutions in practical laboratory sessions, and get hands-on experience in industrial-standard food processing plants.

Bachelor of Science with Honours

Acquire the analytical and management skills to help you improve productivity and sustainability of agricultural systems, in New Zealand, and around the world.

Bachelor of Science with Honours

Postgraduate Diploma in Science

Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Science is an interdisciplinary degree programme that provides a pathway to a Masters programme, pending ability.

Postgraduate Diploma in Science

Master of Science

Gain the knowledge and skills for a more in-depth understanding of an area of scientific study.

Massey University’s Master of Science is a 180 credit master qualification (a 240 credit MSc is also available). The 180 credit masters offers a rigorous programme of learning yet can be achieved in one and a half years.

Master of Science

Master of Applied Statistics

As a Massey's Master of Applied Statistics student you will benefit from the multi-disciplinary environment, and world-leading science faculty with expertise in all the fundamental sciences.

Master of Applied Statistics

Customised courses

Access Massey University's expertise and build vital capability in your organisation through customised professional development courses and cohort partnerships for the delivery of academic programmes.

Customised courses

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People

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Steve Flint

Dr Flint has extensive experience as a food microbiologist in the dairy industry. He's an expert in problem solving and evaluating rapid methods for microbial analysis covering aspects of food safety and food spoilage.

His research interests include biofilms, spore formation, alternative methods for cleaning, sanitation and new processing technologies.

Professor

Nigel French

Professor

Hamish Gow

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Projects

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Global Food Safety Partnership

Reinventing the global food safety system

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Massey Facilities

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Te Puna Whakatipu

Te Puna Whakatipu is a small team within Massey that leads and develops strategic initiatives in the agrifood business space.

It focuses on identifying the big issues where Massey expertise can add value, helps source funding and assembles the best people to deliver on projects that transform the agrifood economy in New Zealand and internationally.

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