Brief: Ian Syminton Prize

The New Zealand National Committee of the IIR and its sponsor, APV New Zealand Ltd., has awarded the 2006 Ian Syminton Prize for Research and Development in Refrigeration Technology to Dr Grant MacDonald. Grant has conducted extensive research on the postharvest biochemistry of New Zealand seafoods, particularly on the refrigeration of hoki. He is a Vice-President of Commission C2 of the IIR and made major contributions to IIR publications such as Recommendations for Chilled Storage of Perishable Products and a revised version of the Codex Code of Practice for the Handling of Quick-Frozen Foods.