Kathryn Ryan, Nine to Noon programme, Radio NZ National, talks to Dr Andrew Kralicek about his idea for a general purpose bio-sensor based on insects' phenomenal sense of smell. Andrew leads the molecular sensing team at Plant & Food Research.

Lynn Freeman, Radio NZ National Nine to Noon programme, talks to Dr Anne Astin about why the Centre was established and scopes its roles.  Dr Astin is a member of the NZFSSRC International Advisory Board, and attended the annual meeting of the Centre

Ms Kim Hill. Radio NZ National, interviews Professor Arie Havelaar, about a range of food safety issues, following the Centre's annual meeting in Nelson, 3 July. Professor Havelaar is on the Centre's International Science Advisory Panel.

Who wasn't at the first annual meeting of the NZ Food Safety Science & Research Centre, held in sunny Nelson on 3 July? What a great first gathering of people from industry, government and science interested in protecting public health and the integrity and reputation of our food exports.

The team at NZFSSRC congratulate Dr Lesley Rhodes on her for her appointment as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) “For services to science and marine farming”.

Dr Andrew Kralicek, Plant and Food Research, Auckland

Andrew Kralicek’s dream is in view.  A portable, affordable, accurate device to detect tiny concentrations of volatile organic compounds.  Such a biosensor could be used to indicate:

To be held in Auckland on 28 and 29 June 2017, the 2017 Food Integrity Conference will focus on how to protect the integrity of NZ food exports to the rest of the world.

Please join us in Nelson on Monday 03 July 2017 for our inaugural annual meeting that is being held in conjunction with the NZIFST Conference (4-6 July 2017).

On a wharf in Mapua, overlooking the largest estuary in New Zealand, began a company that uses brick kilns, manuka shavings, smoke, and a simple brine to turn out premium seafood.

More than 20% of fresh-cut sliced apples in the US are now processed using New Zealand technology.

Cawthron has been helping the Tasmanian seafood industry improve testing for paralytic shellfish toxins – a recurring problem for their shellfish aquaculture sector.

A food safety test recently developed by scientists at Cawthron Institute and the UK's Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is proving valuable to shellfish industry and consumers.

Work is well underway to protect New Zealand's $50 billion-plus food sector with an agreed programme of work for the New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre.