The Congress Committee is still fully committed to going ahead with this event in August.

New Zealand is a safe environment and at present, the risk of transmission in this country is still low.

We are monitoring the situation daily and following advice from the New Zealand Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation.

Travel advice and entry guidelines vary from country to country. We encourage you to check the latest travel advice before making arrangements and refer you to the guidelines and protocols recommended by the New Zealand Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation regarding the virus.

Those attending this congress will participate in an outstanding event, bringing together the best in world food science and technology with New Zealand hospitality. Planning is full steam ahead for the very best and safest Congress possible for you and we look forward to welcoming you to Auckland in August.

Please check back to our website regularly to read the latest updates on the situation.

Professor Richard Archer
President NZIFST 

Jonathan Cox
Chair, Congress Organising Committee

(Updated 6 March 2020)

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public