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NZIFST NIBBLES Issue No. 259 - Tuesday 24 May 2016



NZIFST Conference 2016 - Workshops - register before 31 May
Food Industry Training - 3 new courses
Need to reach the mouths of influencers?
Volunteers sought to help with Dairy Exhibit for Children
Food New Zealand NEWSBITES
Members on the Move

BRANCH ACTIVITIES- non-members are welcome

EMPLOYMENT- Work Wanted and Job Vacancies
Featuring specialist food industry recruitment companies:
Remember, if your dream job is not listed here, contact them anyway - new positions arise frequently !

NZIFST on LinkedIn
Find us on Facebook at

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NZIFST Annual Conference - 4-7 July, Rotorua, NZ

WORKSHOP registration closes 31 May - don't miss out
Crisis Simulation
New Product Development

And the full programme is now available at /conference.asp

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15 June - Creating food labels from scratch - Auckland
15 June - Health claims and health stars - Auckland
30 June - Modified atmosphere packaging - Nelson

Register at

Contact the FIT coordinator, Karen Wood, at to register your interest in any other courses.

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Need to reach the mouths of influencers?

Launching a new product or have an existing brand that needs a boost? Free Lunch Friday is a monthly initiative, that delivers a meal featuring your product to the doors of key food, nutrition and health influencers including food editors, health media, bloggers, nutritionists and dietitians. We work with you to develop new and interesting recipes and targeted key messaging to help your product stand out from the crowd, and start the conversation with key influencers.

This unique opportunity to fully experience your product, with no preparation required at their end, provides influencers with the ease and simplicity to engage and profile the product positively to their many followers and subscribers. This pre-existing format allows for an efficient and cost-effective campaign to complement your other PR initiatives.

If you’d like to hear more, contact Fiona Greig from the FoodGroup at Network Communication, DDI 09 306 5807 or email Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @FoodGroup_NZ #FreeLunchFridayNZ

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Volunteers sought to help with dairy exhibit for children

We are looking for members who would like to use their dairy expertise to help contribute to a museum exhibit being set up by the Waikato Museum. The curator, Salina Ghazally, says that the museum will be leading the development of the material, but they need some people who can support them in the following ways:
• Help provide high level information to guide their material.
• Check what they put together is accurate & correct.
• Support in sourcing images/molecular structures etc that can be used in the exhibit.
• Examples of success stories with dairy added value products.
• Information about all the different components in milk and how they are used
• Ideas about how to display chromatography and protein separation in an interactive way.

Please contact the curator directly, Salina Ghazally, Curator, Poutiaki Whakataki (Science), Waikato Museum, DDI: 07 959 9034, Email:

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Go to FoodNZ to read the latest NewsBites stories:

Food Awards update

NZ Food Awards - Fit for Entry Workshop

Progress on reducing retail availability of sugary drinks in New Zealand

U.S. National Academies find biotech crops not harmful

Do you have a food recall plan?

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Weekly Alert Newsletter gives details of a range of talks around the country

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MEMBERS ON THE MOVE - keep in touch

Are you changing jobs, moving overseas, starting your own business? Would you like to tell everyone? Food New Zealand publishes a 'Who's Where' section in every issue, so if you would like to tell the world your news, please send your contribution to (Two sentences maximum please)

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AIP National Conference 2016
1-2 June, Melbourne or

NZIFST Conference 2016 - Setting Direction
July 4-7, Rotorua, NZ

IUFoST 2016
21-25 August, Dublin, Ireland

Fundamentals of process safety
29 August – 2 September, Hamilton
Lipids, Neutraceuticals and Healthy Diets throughout the Life Cycle
8-10 November 2016, Nelson, NZ,,

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BRANCH ACTIVITIES - Non-members are always welcome

Watch this space for branch events coming to a location near you!

2 June - AGM

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Dairy Processing Senior Scientist/Technologist, Palmerston North - This is a unique role within highly enthusiastic multi-disciplinary teams delivering scientific excellence across the industry (AgR 20/5)

Account Manager - I f you are a wine enthusiast you will be in your element here as this is an opportunity where you can truly make your mark (LawsonWilliams 19/5)

Food Health and Safety Coordinator - W e have an active and vibrant culture that is food centric and we are seeking the right food lover to join our team (FarroFresh 17/5)

QA Officer - Excellent opportunity for an experienced Quality professional to join a well-established manufacturer of nutritional products (TRS 17/5)

QA Officer – 12 month contract - Excellent opportunity for an experienced Quality professional to join a well-established manufacturer of nutritional products (TRS 17/5)

Regulatory & Quality Administrator / Lab Technician - This company is proud of what they do and how they do it – their team is dynamic, united and supportive (LawsonWilliams 16/5)

Senior Quality Assurance Officer - This is an opportunity to take the next step in your career and support a pivotal department in an iconic kiwi business (Tasti 16/5)

Food Safety Specialist - If you are seeking a role within growing medium sized business that can offer you work flexibility then call us today (13/5)

Senior Product Development Technologist – Leader - This is a diverse role within a complex manufacturing environment, thus a Food Technologist leader with both a passion for driving new projects and the technical competence and flair to turn them into reality is sought (LawsonWilliams 13/5)

Senior Packaging Technologist – Nelson St - With a large portfolio of interesting and challenging projects in the pipeline (both local and export), this is a great time for the right individual to join the team (GoodmanFielder 10/5)

Food and Dairy Product Development Technologists - We are currently recruiting for a wide range of Product, Process and Quality Technologist roles around NZ. Time to develop your career? (TRS 6/5)

Food and Dairy Quality Assurance and Control - We are currently recruiting for a wide range of Quality Assurance roles around NZ. Time to develop your career? (TRS 6/5)

NPD and Quality Technologist - Autonomous Quality and NPD opportunity with Auckland contract food manufacturer – here's a real project to get your teeth in to (TRS 6/5)

Industrial Cook - Do you have a food science background or are you an experienced cook looking for some variety in your career? (Barkers 4/5)

Quality Technologist - If you are seeking a broad scoped role within a world class manufacturing business, then call us today (LawsonWilliams 4/5)

Sales Person - Natural enzyme manufacturer, Renco New Zealand, seek a suitably qualified Sales Person (Renco 4/5)

Senior NPD Technologist - You will be the expert undertaking the technical work required on NPD projects so your own toolbox of skills and experiences will be broad (LawsonWilliams 4/5)

Quality Assurance Manager - This business is the winner of multiple sustainability and product awards and their location offers a unique combination of job challenge, career development and lifestyle (LawsonWilliams 28/4)

Innovation & Development Manager - This role presents a unique opportunity to work with the team who both write the strategy and make the day to day decisions for this business. Trust me when I say, you won't find many opportunities like this in the New Zealand market (LawsonWilliams 27/4)

Food Technologist - If you're ready for a new challenge I'm eager to speak with you (Lawson Williams 26/4)

Key Account Manager - The ideal candidate will be a team player and have a passion for selling food-related products within a competitive business environment (Sheffield 26/4)

Product Development Technologist - This role offers you considerable scope to let your creativity and love of flavour run wild (LawsonWilliams 26/4)

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