Ultraviolet technology has long been recognised as an effective means to control microbial levels of food products, yet its application has not been widely adopted. As one of the key FIET projects, Professor John Bronlund and his colleagues set out to research and optimise UV technology applications for New Zealand products, especially those that are fragile or moisture sensitive. Professors Bronlund’s webinar will discussion the development of UV treatment systems for surface disinfection, based on the use of pragmatic engineering design and modelling, to develop prototype systems for integration into existing processing lines.
John is Professor of Food and Bioprocess Engineering at Massey University, Palmerston North. Throughout his career he has worked in various fields including food processing, postharvest, packaging, pharmaceutical and human reproductive areas. He has supervised over 30 PhD students and published more than 100 research papers.
This project is part of the Food Industry Enabling Technologies (FIET) Program, funded by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment and undertaken by six partners: Massey University, Riddet Institute, University of Auckland, University of Otago, Plant and Food, and AgResearch.
NZIFST Auckland Branch is seeking to use Zoom webinars to update members with new scientific and technical advice based around an informative 30-minute presentation, followed by 10 minutes Q&A coordinated by the Chair.
This webinar is FREE for NZIFST Members and $20 for non-members.
PO Box 5574, Terrace End
Palmerston North 4441,