Auckland University of Technology

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Food Safety

Auckland University of Technology

Field of Study:Food Science
Careers:Agricultural and Fish Products Inspectors


The Food Safety major is designed to address the importance of the food sector in local industry and reflect increasing public concern with food quality. Repeated incidents of New Zealand food exports being blocked by overseas markets indicate that there is a need to reassure New Zealand's trading partners about the safety of its food. Our reliance on a supply of safe food, together with the economic problems that arise from crop damage and food spoilage, means that graduates from this programme will be in high demand by the food and beverage industries.

The Food Safety major is an explicit response to market needs as a result of incidents related to food safety. The papers covered will help develop the future workforce by providing graduates with important practical skills in food microbiology, instrumental food analysis and food chemistry. These skills are exportable, and will be relevant and attractive to students from many countries outside of New Zealand.
Modified on November 20, 2017