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Upcoming events

    • 22 Sep 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (NZST)
    • ZOOM

    22nd September, Wednesday

    5:30 pm via Zoom – I hour

    NO CHARGE   for Members or Non-Members

    • 30 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • ZOOM

    “Turitea, we have a problem”

    Sub-Title: The technical odyssey and challenges turn a fruit by-product into a highly function nutraceutical ingredient.

    The problem was daunting: how to create a cost-effective food ingredient with exceptional functionality from a valueless waste stream.

    Listen as Professor Richard Archer details the odyssey to turn apple pomace by-product into a unique water binding fat mimetic, based on the careful extraction of pectin from the cell wall matrix, followed by physical manipulation of the matrix. The result is a simple process that is robust and efficient, and a new ingredient that provides both nutritional and sensorial benefits.

    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.

    The cost is nil for NZIFST Members and $20 for non-members. 


    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Waipuna Highbrook Conference Suites, Auckland
    • 2

    EHEDG Basic Course - Hygienic Design Principles

    The EHEDG Basic Training Course, originally set for August 26th has been re-scheduled for October 28th due to current Lockdown restrictions. Additional spaces are now available for the new date. Please register your interest by October 1st.”


    Hygienic design of food manufacturing facilities, equipment and services is an essential, but often under-appreciated pre-requisite of HACCP-based food safety management programmes. Consequently, many food hygiene issues have hygienic design failings as a root cause, leading to high remedial and investigative costs, productivity losses, and in serious cases, product recalls. With proper knowledge and training these losses are entirely preventable.


    • Food manufacturing industry personnel
    • Equipment engineering supply companies
    • Auditors, inspectors, testers, service supply companies and consultants


    • EHEDG members (Company/Institution & Individual)
    • NZIFST Students
    • Multiple registrations from same company

    For full details CLICK HERE

    [NOTE: Course limited to 40 attendees. Registrations close 1 October]

    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Remuera Club
    Registration is closed

    The NZIFST Auckland branch is thrilled to present our 3rd annual Speed Mentoring event, to be held on Tuesday 21st September, at the Remuera Club.

    This event brings together our junior institute members, with our NZIFST Fellows and Senior institute members. The evening involves a series of brief one-on-one meetings, covering a wide range of topics concerning career development.

    As in previous years the event will include an introduction of the various mentors and help gain a better understanding of some of the experience and expertise that lies within the NZIFST community.

    As a new feature the 2021 event will allow mentees the opportunity to pre-book some sessions with Mentors.

    NOTE: This event is not intended for student members


    • 2 Nov 2021
    • 8:45 AM
    • 4 Nov 2021
    • 4:30 PM
    • Ruakura Conference Centre, Hamilton
    • 1

    EHEDG Advanced Course on Hygienic Design


    This course will provide knowledge and insight into the hygienic design of equipment and and hygienic engineering aspects especially for the food, but also for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical industries.


    • Designers from technical engineering, process development and quality assurance
    • Management, marketing and sales staff from design and mechanical engineering companies and food manufacturers
    • Operators, maintenance engineers, installers and sanitarians
    • Auditors, inspectors, testers, consultants and certifiers


    • EHEDG members (Company/Institution or Individual)
    • Students
    • Multiple registrations from same company

    For the full course brochure and programme CLICK HERE

    [NOTES: This course is limited to 24 attendees & registration closes 6th October]

Past events

7 Sep 2021 WEBINAR: Sous Vide and the role of proteolytic enzymes in tenderising meat
24 Aug 2021 CY Branch presents "It's Student Evening!" (POSTPONED: DATE TBA)
5 Aug 2021 "Food Smoking - the science behind the art" Webinar & IN-person
20 Jul 2021 WEBINAR: "Spray drying of sticky products"
29 Jun 2021 WEBINAR - "Revolutionary means for freezing liquid products"
29 Jun 2021 "We're here to help you" - Tracey Sheehy
15 Jun 2021 "Export Recall and Non-Conformance" with Andrew McKay
10 Jun 2021 Auckland Branch AGM - "Moustache"
17 May 2021 Canterbury Westland AGM 2021
11 May 2021 Carolyn Mortland ”Food sustainability: a Fonterra perspective”.
13 Apr 2021 The Microbiome as We Age
29 Mar 2021 New allergen labelling rules: impact of the new code
17 Mar 2021 NZIFST 2020 JC Andrews Address - Phil Bremer
10 Feb 2021 "RISK = OMG x WTF!"
9 Feb 2021 NZOZ Sensory & Consumer Science Symposium
26 Nov 2020 Auckland Branch Christmas Party
10 Nov 2020 “Do Food Regulations stifle Innovation: A formulation perspective”
29 Oct 2020 NZIFST Food Industry Awards 2020 - NEW DATE CONFIRMED
13 Oct 2020 Speed Mentoring
9 Sep 2020 NZIFST Auckland Branch Careers Evening
7 Jul 2020 "There and Back Again. A Pandemic's Tale (in the Food Industry)"
10 Feb 2020 "The birth and journey of a luxury food brand"
30 Jan 2020 Creating Value Through Innovation: An Interactive Workshop
14 Nov 2019 NZIFST Auckland Branch Garden Christmas Party
31 Oct 2019 Whole Genome Sequencing Conference
24 Oct 2019 AK Branch ICE-CREAM Judging night with Kay McMath
1 Oct 2019 Advancing Food Safety & Quality Through Hygienic Design - a 3-day course presented by EHEDG
9 Sep 2019 AK Branch - SPEED MENTORING event
8 Aug 2019 NZIFST Auckland Branch - STUDENT CAREER EXPO
4 Jul 2019 Post-Conference Workshops and Site Visit
2 Jul 2019 NZIFST Annual Conference
20 Mar 2019 Bronson-Savpac Tour
19 Mar 2019 Canterbury Branch Meeting
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