WHO, WHY & WHAT
FOOD SCIENTISTS, WHO ACTUALLY ARE WE?
Often I get asked what the difference is between a Food Scientist and a Food Technologist. Essentially, there is no difference. I state I am a Food Scientist as I did a Bachelor of Consumer & Applied Science at Otago University and Majored in Food Science. Massey graduates often refer to themselves as Food Technologists as the Massey degree is known as Food Technology. The main point when choosing a Food Science/Food Technologist Consultant is do they have a degree in Food? To read more about a degree in Consumer and Applied Sciences follow this link http://www.otago.ac.nz/capsc/
A well recognized Food Scientist/Food Technologist will also be a member of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology. The more experienced a Food Scientist/Food Technologist, the higher the membership level. I have been a professional member of the Institute for about 10 years. A professional member is recognized as competent in their profession through a combination of academic study, continuing professional development and work experience in the food industry. To read more about NZIFST membership follow this link http://www.nzifst.org.nz/about-NZIFST/membership.asp
The letters BCApSc (Food) MNZIFST after my signature on reports and emails show I have completed a degree in Food Science and am a professional member of the Institute.
TRADE MARKS WHY YOU SHOULD REGISTER YOUR TRADE MARK!
I recently spent time with Christchurch based solicitor Stephanie Melbourne from James & Wells http://www.jaws.co.nz/ Stephanie was great at explaining the "ins" and "outs" of trade marks and how they can help develop strong Registered Trade Marks. I was surprised to hear that this is not actually an expensive process. Upon looking up the IPONZ website https://www.iponz.govt.nz/about-ip/trade-marks/search/, I noticed a lot of my clients haven't registered their trade marks. Stephanie is happy to have an initial discussion to help identify areas where they may be of value to you. James & Wells also have strong connections in Asia which may be of benefit to your business and possible NZ investors who may be interested in investing in your company.
HAVE I BEEN UP TO?
Give me a call or send me an email if you want me to check your packaging to ensure you comply.
If I am completing Nutrition Information for you and you are wanting to see if you can make any claims, make sure you let me know and I will include this service.
My business is continuing to grow at a steady rate and this is all due to your support!!!
Remember if you are looking for a Food Science Consultant send The Mobile Food Scientist an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021-642-005
THE MOBILE FOOD SCIENTIST, PO Box 21387, Christchurch 8143
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