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Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology (MasseyFood)

Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology

Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology (MIFST) is a world-class research, teaching and business development facility at Massey University. It is the leading and largest academic/research grouping in food and nutritional sciences in the Southern Hemisphere.

The institute oversees the activities of the School of Food and Nutrition, the FoodPilot and Riddet Innovation.

Riddet Innovation

Providing a crucial link between food industries and academic research, Riddet Innovation offers a customised approach to R&D and knowledge transfer.


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At FoodPilot we help turn food ideas into commercial reality.
FoodPilot is the largest collection of pilot-scale food processing equipment in the southern hemisphere


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Riddet Institute - CoRE

A premier centre for fundamental and strategic scientific research. It sits at the intersection of food material science, novel food processing, human nutrition and gastrointestinal biology.


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Director of MIFST

Harjinder Singh

Director of MIFST is Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh, a world-renowned authority in food science.

To facilitate aligned excellence, Professor Singh is also head of the School of Food and Nutrition, head of Riddet Innovation and co-director of the Riddet Institute Centre of Research Excellence.

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