Food Industry Development
Irish food businesses face constant challenges to be competitive, sustain existing markets, discover new markets and comply with a demanding regulatory environment. Teagasc working in conjunction with other national development agencies provides a comprehensive support service for the food processing industry.
This support service involves providing practical technical supports and advice for food companies in solving technology issues and also provides client businesses with access to new knowledge and technology outputs from an extensive food research programme at Teagasc. This service is delivered by scientists and technologists at its two well resourced food research centers in Ashtown, Dublin and Moorepark, Cork. Teagasc is working in close collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and with other national and regional food development agencies in supporting the food sector.
A wide range of modern food processing facilities and equipment are available to food businesses at both Ashtown, Dublin and Moorpark, Cork. Training and individual consultancy is a very effective means for supporting food business. A range of technical training programmes in topical and emerging issues are provided from Teagasc Centres and other locations. Businesses are provided with individual support by experienced consultants. Understanding consumer and market needs is a critical success factor for businesses and a marketing support service is also available.
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