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    • 18 Aug 2020
    • 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Multiple in-person hubs connected by Zoom

    Please join your friends, colleagues and peers as we celebrate
    "Excellence in the Food Industry"
    a bit differently this year!

    ----Tuesday 18th August----

    Awards to commence 6.00 pm 

    To be preceded by a SHORT NZIFST AGM from 5.15 pm

    We were going to have a fantastic gala event during our Congress but COVID19 has forced our annual Awards and Fellowships into the hybrid space - we have arranged for 6 physical locations across New Zealand where you can gather, network and enjoy light refreshments together before joining with the other locations via Zoom to celebrate all the award recipients for 2020.

    Award winners will be spread across the locations and they would very much appreciate having you there in-person to support them.

    We have reluctantly decided to ask for a small attendance fee of $25 towards costs because registrants who then do not turn up can be quite expensive for us.

    **** There is a bit of constitutional formality we must do - the evening will kick off at 5.15 pm with a short AGM for the Institute - come and hear what effect the cancelled Congress will have for us!

    The Locations:

    Auckland - Remuera Club, 27-33 Ohinerau Street, Remuera
    Hamilton - Wintec, Bill Gallagher Event Room 2
    Palmerston North - Copthorne Hotel, Fitzherbert Avenue
    Wellington - Copthorne Hotel Oriental Parade
    Christchurch - Matt Solutions, 20 Avenger Crescent, Wigram
    Dunedin - Kingsgate Hotel, 10 Smith Street

    NZIFST Awards and Fellowships 
    MPI Significant Contribution to Food Safety
    Allergen Bureau Best Practice in Food Allergen Management 


    • 31 Aug 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • NZ Drinks, Pokeno
    • 14

    FACTORY TOUR - NZ Drinks Bottling and Packaging Facility

    ** Restricted to NZIFST members and limited to 24 places **

    LOCATION: 2 Yashili Drive, Pokeno 2471
    COST: $10 pp, includes light refreshments

     Since NZ commissioned their dedicated bottling plant in Pokeno in 2016 the business has seen significant growth in both the domestic and export markets. The company bottles at source and can handle up to 400 bottles per minute. NZ Drinks also use Recycled PET and blow mould immediately prior to filling.

    This is a unique opportunity to visit a leading-edge facility and numbers are strictly limited. NZIFST Members only.

    Information for attendees:

    Pokeno is located 25 minutes south of Manukau. Please ensure you arrive by 5pm for a Health & Safety briefing commencing at 5.05pm. Tours will be in two separate groups of 12 people.



    Arrival at Pokeno site

    5.05pm – 5.15pm

    Health & Safety briefing

    5.15pm – 5.45pm

    Group #1 takes tour of production facility

    Group #2 given presentation in boardroom

    5.45pm – 6.15pm

    Group #2 takes tour of production facility

    Group #1 given presentation in boardroom

    6.15pm – 6.45pm

    Final comments, refreshments etc

    NZ Drinks will provide PPE (namely hairnets and High Viz Vests). Attendees must wear closed shoes.

    The Proprietors reserve the right to restrict entry to the premises at their discretion.

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Remuera Club, 27-33 Ohinerau Street, Remuera

    This event is part of the Auckland Branch FOOD LEADERSHIP series

    "Modern food safety: Is risk now equal to OMG x WTF?"

     Glen Neal, General Manager for Risk Management and Intelligence at FSANZ, is responsible for the risk management and intelligence functions associated with developing food standards in a rapidly changing world. His background is in public health where he has held a range of leadership positions within New Zealand’s central government food and biosecurity authorities.

    Glen will address some of the issues around the integration of global food supplies, emerging risks, the increased attention on foods role in public health, amidst a climate of tightening public sector budgets and rapid change.   

    Registration fee includes meal

    • 10 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 4:15 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Novotel Cathedral Square, CHRISTCHURCH
    • 22

    EHEDG Advanced Course on Hygienic Design

    Christchurch 10th – 12th November, 2020

    Following the postponement of the fully subscribed April course, EHEDG New Zealand is delighted to announce the running of a re-scheduled Certified EHEDG Advanced Training Course on Hygienic Design to be delivered in Christchurch on the dates of November 10th to 12th.
    The object of this course is to provide in-depth knowledge and insight into the hygienic design of equipment and hygienic engineering aspects primarily for the food industry, but also for pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Training modules are based on selected EHEDG guidelines, a list of which can be found on the EHEDG website –

    The target audience for the Course includes hygienic design stakeholders from companies representing food manufacturing, equipment supply, project engineering, hygiene delivery, regulation and audit and compliance interests. Attendees to the course will participate in 3 days of classroom and practical training and will receive on successful completion of the course an EHEDG Certificate with global recognition.

    Download the course brochure:

    Register NOW - This course is limited to 24 attendees

    Registration closes on Monday 2nd November or when limit reached

    For more information on course content and any other matters relating to training,
    please address through 

The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (Inc.)

PO Box 5574, Terrace End
Palmerston North 4441,

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