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A fully accredited laboratory and Ministry of Health recommending agency which offers analytical services, and nutrition and consultancy services for food labelling
Abby Thompson sits comfortably in the challenging space that covers both the science and business of food. As Director of Riddet Innovation, she leads the commercially-focused research and development activities (including FoodPilot) within MasseyFood.
After completing her doctorate in Food Technology at Massey University, Abby spent 3 years carrying out human clinical studies investigating the effects of nutrition on risk of chronic at the University of Reading (UK). From there she headed to the world’s second largest food company, PepsiCo, as Senior Scientist - Global Projects within their R&D Nutrition team for 2 ½ years. “It was a fascinating opportunity as somebody who has an interest in food and nutrition to understand how that knowledge can be used to inform the development of products that end up on our supermarket shelves.”
Abby returned to Massey in early 2013, and has been working with academics and the food industry on a wide variety of projects since then. She is also part of the Riddet Institute Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), is the Science Coordinator for FoodHQ, and is involved in the High Value Nutrition National Science Challenge.
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Last updated on Tuesday 11 April 2017