New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre: With the help of the industry participants, we have completed the first round of sector workshops. These were aimed at understanding food safety research needs from an industry perspective. Five workshops were held (meat and dairy in Wellington, horticulture and processing and manufacturing in Auckland and seafood in Nelson), attended by over 60 representatives from industry as well as MPI, MBIE and research partners.

In addition to the sector workshops we have been continuing to engage with other key stakeholders in trans-Tasman organisations, including Food Standards Australia New Zealand ( and the Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia and New Zealand (, to make sure our work is aligned with their activities.

Click here to read the full newsletter from Prof Nigel French, NZFSSRC Interim Director.