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Ashtown Food Research Centre

Teagasc Food Research Centre Ashtown is located on a 30 hectare site on the outskirts of Dublin. The site includes a category 3 food safety facility, a pilot-scale abattoir, meat processing plant, product development plant, a sensory analysis suite and a neutraceutical facility. Horticultural research is also undertaken at this location.

The Teagasc Food Research Centre at Ashtown has an excellent research track record in microbiological and chemical food safety, meat and meat products, cereal and bakery products, sensory science and in the field of nutraceuticals. The Food Industry Development Department is based at Ashtown Food Research Centre and provides support to the Irish Agri-food industry through the provision of advice, consultancy and specialist technical services.