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AgResearch MIRINZ consists of specialists in the below areas derived from the Food & Bio-based Products group of AgResearch. These capability areas are essential to effective and efficient processing of meat and other food products:

In July 2006 the Food, Metabolism & Microbiology Section of the Food & Textiles Group of AgResearch Ltd was officially launched. This Section included AgResearch MIRINZ-based teams focused on ensuring quality, consistency, and safety of meat products. The Sections' focus areas are Food Safety, Energy & Processing, Microbiology, Meat Science, and Nutrition and Metabolism. This Section was managed by Prof Warren McNabb.

Dairy Science & Technology, the other Section of the Food & Textiles Group represented at MIRINZ, included Non-Invasive Measurement Technology and Bioprocessing. This Section was managed by Dr Kerst Stelwagen.

Today, the group known as Food & Bio-based Products is managed by Dr Jolon Dyer.

AgResearch MIRINZ has gone through significant change over the past 50 years, and the core research areas have shifted accordingly. The Past Achievements page illustrates the wide scope of research carried out at AgResearch MIRINZ and with it the breadth of knowledge that the organisation has generated, and to some extent still retains. For more about the history of MIRINZ, see the article by Doug Wright, a previous Director of the institute.

The work at AgResearch MIRINZ encompasses parts of the pastoral sector value-adding chain from farm to fork, pasture to plate, and grass to glass.


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