Food research at Massey

At the Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology (MasseyFood) we undertake both strategic and applied research. We assist food companies remain competitive in a global marketplace, while satisfying consumer demand for healthy, safe, tasty food. We have a unique ability to integrate expertise across the entire food and health value chain.

Areas of research expertise

Food biosciences

Food biosciences

The food bioscience team at Massey University has five key areas of expertise - food microbiology, food chemistry, sensory science, product development and dairy technology.

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Food processing and engineering

Food processing and engineering

Massey research in food engineering and processing focuses on the design and optimisation of processes and equipment used to make foods.

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Food materials

Food materials

We are extending knowledge in processing and ingredient functionality while exploring how food materials contribute to sensory perception and nutrient absorption.

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Human nutrition

Human nutrition

Our researchers have expertise in the study of all interactions between dietary nutrients and the human body. We work closely with our colleagues in the College of Health.

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Fruit and vegetables

Fruit and vegetables

Massey has an active research programme studying the postharvest physiology of fruit and vegetables and packaging and storage methods by which product quality can be preserved.

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Dairy

Dairy

We have major research programmes in the areas of chemistry and rheology of milk and milk products, fouling during dairy processing, dairy products technology and dairy engineering.

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Carbohydrates and cereals

Carbohydrates

Our research is investigating the mechanisms by which carbohydrate chemical and physical properties may be manipulated to optimise process technology, food structure and human and animal nutrition.

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Meat

Meat

Our expertise is in production and processing factors that influence the properties of meat, refrigeration and packaging systems, and the identification and extraction of bioactive components.

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Consultancy

If you are an individual or business and are looking for advice or consultancy research in any area of food science, food technology or the business of food, please contact Riddet Innovation.  

If your enquiry is particularly related to fresh products after harvest, refrigeration, or nutritional analyses, please use the alternate links below.

Riddet Institute

Massey hosts the Riddet Centre of Research Excellence (CORE), a premier centre for fundamental and strategic scientific research.

Food Pilot Plant

We help turn your food ideas into commercial reality. FoodPilot is the largest collection of pilot-scale food processing equipment in the southern hemisphere. We have the facilities and expertise to develop and assess just about any type of food or drink.

Vitamin D Research Centre researchers

Research centres and collaborators

We work closely with other institutes, universities and research centres to produce valuable scientific research. Find out about our research centres and other organisations we collaborate with.

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