Food science and technology

Massey University is a world leader in food technology. We specialise in all aspects of food manufacture to satisfy the needs of the world’s population. We have a strong focus on dairy and meat products and have a specialist unit for post-harvest technology. We are part of the School of Food and Nutrition, which has expertise in other aspects of health and wellbeing relevant to the development of foods for today’s society.


Our graduates develop theoretical and practical knowledge and are in high demand in the international food industry. Short courses, including brewing, are available to industry and the general public.



We do research in a range of areas, including dairy, meat and post-harvest. From the underlying food science and chemistry to processing of the final products in our food laboratories and food pilot plant, our research covers the entire food science spectrum.

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Our staff expertise spans all sectors of the food industry, with particular emphasis on post-harvest technology, engineering processes, product development, sensory and food safety. Many have worked for food manufacturing companies and maintain close contact with the food industry and academia.



We have a range of technologies available for study, research and commercial use.

  • FoodPILOT, a member of the NZ Food Innovation Network, replicates industrial processes
  • The microbrewery can brew 10 different beers at the same time
  • A range of laboratories for study and research

Consultancy and services

We offer consultancy and services to provide cost-effective solutions to industry problems and help with product development.

Our staff have expertise in all aspects of the food industry, and many have worked for New Zealand’s biggest food companies. We have up-to-date knowledge of international trends, a support team of scientists and technicians, modern laboratories and the FoodPILOT, a member of the NZ Food Innovation Network.

Please contact Steve Flint for more information.

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School resources

We have food science and product development kits to support food technology teaching.

Get the kits from Massey University Food Technology information (MUFTi).

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