The New Zealand Ice Cream Association
The New Zealand Ice Cream Association
Information for Members of the New Zealand Ice Cream Association (NZICA).

Training Courses

Tharp & Young "On Ice Cream" North American Edition
30 November - 2 December, 2022

Embassy Suites Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA
The 3-day Tharp & Young "On Ice Cream" program offers all the key elements of the science, technology, and manufacturing of ice cream and other frozen desserts. Ptresented by Dr Steven Young and Mr Bill Sipple.

Penn State Ice Cream Short Course
January 2023

The Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA, USA
The oldest (since 1892), best-known, and largest educational program dealing with the science and technology of ice cream. 7-day course. Penn State University Food Science, Dr Robert Roberts.


Recommended reference book: Tharp & Young On Ice Cream: An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology
Launched in October 2012, this reference book in encyclopaedia format covers all elements of ice cream technology in a user friendly format and approach. Authors (the late) Dr Bruce Tharp and Dr Steven Young are world authorities on ice cream science and technology, and principals of the respected Tharp & Young "On Ice Cream" training programmes.

BackBack to the top

2022 Annual Conference and NZ Ice Cream & Gelato Awards Dinner


Thursday 1 September 2022 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Thursday 1 September 2022 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Conference & Gala Awards Dinner details

Our AGM was held in Auckland on 23 July 2020.

Members - please check your listing details under MEMBER COMPANIES, and if you require any changes, email them to the Executive Office at

Guidelines for the development of a Food Safety Programme (Food Act 1981) or a Risk Management Programme (Animal Products Act 1999) for Ice Cream

-formerly the Interim Code of Practice for the development of a Food Safety Programme (Food Act 1981) or a Product Safety Programme (Dairy Industry Act 1952) for Ice Cream.

The New Zealand ice cream industry quality and food safety standards, based on the Code of Practice developed by the NZICA, and previously administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).

Note: the references in this document do not apply to the new Food Act 2014.

These Guidelines are owned and administered by The New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers' Association (Inc) (NZICA).

The templates and other information in these Guidelines may be used for the purposes of designing, implementing, operating, and maintaining a Food Safety Programme (FSP) or Risk Management Programme (RMP).

RMP template: Dairy processors - Ice cream, domestic supply
Guidance for manufacturers of ice cream for the domestic market who wish to register a Risk Management Programme

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Contact MPI
Contact details for the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), including contacts for food recalls:
MPI Contacts (.pdf)
MPI website
Copyright © The New Zealand Ice Cream Association (Inc.)
PO Box 9364, Wellington,
Telephone +64 4 385 1410.
Design by FoodWorks