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Riddet Innovation (Commercial R&D)

Food Innovation Team

Responsible for implementing Riddet Innovation projects, the Food Innovation team has a reputation for efficient, timely, outcome focused project management. Collectively the team members bring extensive food industry experience to their roles and a deep understanding of the food business. 

The range of services that the Food Innovation team provides include:

  • Ideation and brainstorming
  • Workshops to identify opportunities or solve problems
  • New product development
  • Process optimisation
  • Evaluation of formulation, processing and packaging options
  • Physical characteristics and functionality testing
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Microbial quality assessment
  • Shelf life determination
  • Pilot-scale and small production trials

Team Leader

Kirsty Blair Before joining Massey Food in 2016, Kirsty was Research & Development Manager for Glanbia, Ireland’s largest food company. She previously spent more than 18 years at the world’s largest dairy processor, Fonterra, where she was involved in the development and commercialisation of several protein products. Kirsty has also worked for Nestle, the world’s largest food company, as a project manager for their dairy portfolio.

 Email K.Blair@massey.ac.nz
DDI: +64 6 951 9318
Mobile: +64 21 668 232

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