The Riddet Institute has a pivotal role in bringing scientific excellence to the New Zealand food industry. Food is central to New Zealand’s economy and more than half of New Zealand’s export income derives from food products. More than ever before our food industry relies on science and technology to ensure premium products, efficient processes and, increasingly, the development of high value IP-embedded specialty food ingredients. We form strategic partnerships with key major NZ food companies and transfer knowledge and IP through our partners and networks.
During our research programmes, we develop intellectual property that can be applied to novel technologies and new products. One example of this is Ferri Pro ™
Global food company Nestlé acquired a novel technology developed by Riddet Institute scientists that will enable it to address iron deficiency.
The unique technology, FERRI PRO ™ was developed to address iron deficiency, without adversely affecting the taste of food and beverages. It was developed by Massey University researchers at the Riddet Institute Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) hosted by Massey University in the Manawatu.