Sally Johnston is Food & Beverage Manager at the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). She leads implementation of the Food Act 2014 – the first change to New Zealand’s food safety law since the 80s.
Following five years as a microbiologist with Fonterra, Sally joined the Dairy team at the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (now MPI) in late 2002. Since then she has moved around the organisation working in teams covering processed food and retail sale, compliance and investigation, and science and risk assessment.
Sally has a BSc (Microbiology & Genetics), a MSc (Microbiology) and a Masters in Dairy Science and Technology.
Through innovative tools co-designed with food businesses, MPI is continuously finding new ways to make it easier for NZ businesses to follow the Food Act rules – to keep the food they make safe and suitable. Hear about how MPI works alongside industry to build tools that are relevant, educational, easy-to-access and even fun, like the online ‘Where Do I Fit’ tool and Allergy Aware card game. Learn about the exciting new interactive tools set for 2018 – pushing the boundaries for business benefits through smart technology and customer focus. Come along and share your ideas about new and/or better ways to bolster business through communication tools.