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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 NPCFC 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 development kitchen, with a range of equipment for the production of kitchen-scale products that are repeatable and scaleable. The pilot processing capabilities within the NPCFC facilitate the scaling of products from across the PCF sector. Technologies include drying, extrusion, pasteurisation/ sterilisation, bio-fermentation, amongst others.

Key Pieces of Equipment

  • Clextral Twin Screw Extruder
  • 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:

Shay Hannon

Email: shay.hannon@teagasc.ie 

Phone: +353 (0)18059990 / +353 (0)876723696