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Food Research

Food Bioscience Food Safety Food Chemistry and Technology Food Industry & Development Engagement with Industry

The Teagasc Food Programme focuses on quality, safety and food product innovation. It is undertaken in collaboration with universities and research institutes in Ireland, the European Union and the USA.

The Food Programme is internationally competitive from a scientific point of view while being targeted and applied to generate new opportunities for the Irish food industry

The Teagasc Food Programme encompasses many aspects of food science and technology:
  • Food Processing and Functionality Food
  • Safety
  • Foods for Health
  • Food Cultures
  • Food Quality and Structure
  • Meat and Meat Products
  • Prepared Consumer Foods


In March 2012 the Taoiseach of Ireland and the Prime Minister of the UK made their Joint Statement, which called for intensified collaboration between Ireland and the UK to boost competitiveness and productivity. The UK-Ireland Food Business Innovation Summit was a direct consequence of that call in support of the needs of the food sector, focusing on the theme of ‘Exploiting synergies for growth through innovation, research, skills and knowledge.’


Media Contacts

To find the media contact for Food, please visit our media contacts section.

The Food Research Programme is run from the Teagasc Food Research Centres at Ashtown, Dublin 15 and Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork