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Food Product Innovation

Prepared Consumer Food Centre

The competitive position of food companies is very dependent on their capacity to develop innovative food products. The PCFC supports the development of new and value-added prepared consumer foods from the initial recipe development and formulation of products, to pilot production trials which test product feasibility. The Centre houses a modern test kitchen, with a range of equipment for the production of kitchen-scale products that are repeatable and scaleable. The pilot processing capabilities within the PCFC facilitate the scaling of products from across the PCF sector. Technologies include drying, extrusion, pasteurisation/ sterilisation, bio-fermentation, amongst others.

Key Pieces of Equipment

  • Chamber Drying System AIRGENEX® food
  • Qbo Universal Processing Systems
  • Firex Cucumix
  • Y-Tron Jet Mixer Impeller Model ZC
  • Table Top Filling Machine – Riggs Autopack
  • Robot Coupe Vegetable Preparation Machine
  • Food Pasteuriser & Steriliser

For more information contact:

Tara Heffernan

Email: Tara.Heffernan@teagasc.ie

Phone: +35318059926