Ensuring the Safety and Authenticity of Novel Foods
Dec 04

Ensuring the Safety and Authenticity of Novel Foods

Event Date: 4 Dec 2020

Are you developing novel foods derived from natural health products or emerging proteins?

Join us for a workshop on Friday 4th December when we will partner with The New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre (NZFSSRC) to learn more on how to ensure the safety and authenticity of your products.

The 2.5-hour workshop will cover:

a) How companies can verify that novel foods are safe to eat

b) Demonstrate technologies that can be used to demonstrate traceability to underpin the safety record of novel foods

c) A light lunch and networking

Topics to be covered include:

  • Presentation from Ben Sutherland from FSANZ about the regulatory requirements for demonstrating the safety of novel foods with a case study
  • Presentation from scientist Dr Chrissie Butts, from Plant and Food on toxicological assessments for novel foods with a case study about Kawakawa tea
  • Presentation by Paul Ryan from Trust Codes about developments and use of traceability technologies with a case study relating to food safety from Laura Roberts from Mānuka Health NZ Limited using Trust Codes
  • Presentation from Angus Brown, CEO of Arepa highlighting the science behind Arepa, a product using neuroscience to support focus and its registration as a novel food
  • A panel discussion and Q&A with key stakeholders from the workshop


NZFSSRC was established to harness the best of scientific expertise from across industry, government and research providers.

The aim of the centre is to provide an internationally credible science base building on food safety systems with industry parties to safeguard public health and enhance the reputation of the New Zealand food industry. The Centre’s work focuses on science that can be applied to detect hazards in the food production chain to reduce the risk of food-borne illness to consumers.

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