Food Safety


Food Safety is important both nationally and internationally. It is particularly important to New Zealand because of our agricultural and industry-based food production and export markets.
This 2+ year part-time programme is for graduates and practitioners in the field of food science and nutrition/food technology, food process engineering or food production management who are responsible for food safety in production settings, policy development, or the management of food production chains.

Areas of study

Taught courses include: the science of food contaminants and their control; food safety management; food legislation; research methodologies in food safety; food allergens and intolerants; current issues in food safety; food processing and sanitation. Students will also undertake a project relevant to their work situation at the end of the taught courses.

You can study Food Safety in the following programmes:

What you will learn

The taught coursework is available online to allow for flexible study hours. Students will learn the theoretical and practical basis of food safety, the science and management of food chains from farmgate to fork, legislation and regulations which govern good practice along with principal contaminants and their control.
Students will also have the opportunity to undertake practical or investigative project which may be related to their workplace or industry.

Career opportunities

This programme will help assist and further careers in food production settings, policy development, or the management of food production chain

More information

Please contact:
Professor Conrad Perera
Food Science
Phone: 64 9 373 7599 ext 83156