New Zealand Total Diet Study (NZTDS)

This page lists NZTDS research reports and links to further information about the NZTDS.

The NZTDS is carried out approximately every 5 years. It assesses exposure to chemical residues, contaminants and selected nutrients from foods representative of the average diet within the New Zealand population.

The latest report on the 2009 survey came out on 1 December 2011.

2009 New Zealand Total Diet Study (6.2 MB PDF)

The NZTDS was previously called the New Zealand Total Diet Survey.

For full background information about NZTDS, including who takes part and how food is tested, see the ‘Policy & law’ section, in the links above.

Research projects

Here are all MPI food safety research documents for the NZTDS.

If you can't find a document, search the Industry eLibrary, using the link above.

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