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
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.