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Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 84165

Richard Forgie

Director of Diploma in Meat Technology

School of Food and Advanced Technology

Richard Forgie has worked for NZ Breweries, Affco, Heinz Watties, McCain Foods, Vision Manawatu and Quest Industries.

He worked for Affco for 21 years managing export meat plants at Horotiu, Rangiuru, Feilding. He also managed Heinz Watties/McCains vegetable processing factory at Feilding.

He has managed a full range of meat processing operations, producing export meat cuts, and by-products including variety meats, processing hides and skins, rendered products, and value-added products.

He thoroughly enjoyed his experience in a dynamic industry, and is now focussed on helping his students understand the science and technology which underpins the modern meat industry. 


Contact details

  • Ph: Extension 84-165
    Location: C2.125, Riddett Building
    Campus: Turitea

Research Expertise

Research Interests

All aspects of meat processing.

Automation of work likely to cause repetitive strain injuries.

Improving the consistency of export meat quality, including tenderness, texture, colour, flavour, and nutritive qualities.


Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Biological Sciences (060000):
Engineering (090000): Food Packaging, Preservation and Safety (090804): Food Processing (090805): Food Sciences (090800):
Technology (100000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

  • 142.018 Practicum I
  • 142.019 Practicum II
  • 280.016 Elementary Meat Science
  • 280.017 Elementary Meat Mathematics
  • 280.101 Animal Production Through to Carcass Classification
  • 280.102 Preparation and Preservation of Fresh Meat
  • 280.105 Quality Assurance for the Meat Industry
  • 280.106 Added-Value Processing of Meat and Meat Products
  • 280.107 Automation & New Technology in the Meat Industry

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