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Meat and dairy foods

Meat and dairy foods are the agricultural output that is provided for everyday consumers around the world.

Our research and development creates the knowledge and tools to develop high value foods and ingredients from pastoral-based industries, tailored to market and consumer preferences for quality, human health and well being.

Food assurance

Dr Mike North measuring a meat sample
Adding value to New Zealand through market protection and food assurance.

Food quality

Pouring a glass of milk
Methods for non-invasive measurement and refrigeration and energy process design.


Two scientists with hanging carcasses
The Meat Industry Research Institute of New Zealand is based within the Agri-Foods & Health section.