NZIFST Conference

ESR attended the 2019 New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology (NZIFST) conference held 2 – 4 July in Christchurch.

The theme for 2019 was GOOD FOOD.

This spoke to the concept that food should be good in lots of ways, including the community, the planet, you as a person, and for business.

ESR showcased its work in food genomics.

ESR offers a service (GenomESR) that combines the use of state-of-the-art sequencing technology with scientific expertise to help identify sources of bacterial contamination of food and water, and identify areas where control measures are needed.

Finding the source of pathogenic bacteria in the food chain is important to minimise illness and control outbreaks.

The power of next-generation DNA sequencing technology is being increasingly applied to food safety management and foodborne disease surveillance in New Zealand.