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Food and Health Programme

Workshop | Data Analytics for Food Safety | 19 June 2018 | Auckland

This workshop on big data will be an opportunity to foster research using big data to solve and work on food safety issues.

Postgraduate research, Food and Health programme, Faculty of Science

Join us for this year's workshop

Welcome to the Data Analytics for Food Safety Workshop.

Food safety is a major concern worldwide and in New Zealand. Ensuring our food is safe to consume incorporates many facets of research from microbiology to traceability, including detection of adulterants.

Most control processes generate a considerable amount of data that is often under-utilised. There is a worldwide consensus that this data should be used to improve our knowledge of the food chain and its safety.

This workshop will provide an overview of how data analytics can be used to enhance food safety.

The speakers come from a range of backgrounds and will be talking about data analytics, its issues and potential. Their perspectives represent industry in New Zealand and Australia. Successful projects from a number of sectors will be shared and blockchain and its legal implications will also be presented.

There is a panel discussion at the end of each session which attendees are encouraged to participate in. The workshop is designed to allow ample time for discussion, so we can identify the needs of the New Zealand food safety industry as well as the potential of New Zealand researchers.

The overall objective is to identify future research priorities in data analytics for New Zealand industry.

Anyone with an interest in using data analytics for food safety should attend this workshop. 


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If you have any questions about this workshop or registration,
please contact Dee Nolan.

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Our programme

Our one-day workshop will be held on Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Our programme for the day runs from 9.30am to 5pm, and is separated into three sessions and a workshop with time for networking at the end of the day.

View and download our 2018 programme.

Our speakers

Our line-up of speakers includes academics as well as those from the business and NGO communities.

Read about our speakers.

Our abstracts

The abstracts for each of our speakers presentations are available here.


The workshop will be held at:

Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre

63 Westney Road, Mangere, Auckland

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Travel time from Auckland domestic airport: 15 mins by taxi


Co-hosted by the University of Auckland and the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre.

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