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Food Innovation Gateways & Prepared Consumer Food Open Day

Event Time 9.15am - 4pm
Venue Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15
Assuring Food Safety & Maximising Shelf-life

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-innovation-gateways-assuring-food-safety-and-maximising-shelf-life-tickets-57599101463

(Registration Password: Gateways2019)


9:15 - 10:00 Registration, tea/coffee and viewing of exhibits
10:00 - 10:20

Introduction: Geraldine Duffy, Head of Food Safety Department, Teagasc

Welcome address: Gerry Boyle, Director, Teagasc

10:20 - 10:45 

Even Heir, Senior Research Scientist, Nofima, Norway 
‘Strategies for Microbial Control in Food’

10:45 - 11:10

Grace McCullen, Senior Manager, PwC 
'Understanding Irish Consumers in an Evolving Retail Market'

11:10 - 11:35

Paul Kelly, Director, Food Drink Ireland
‘Innovating for a Changing Regulatory and Consumer Landscape’

11:35 - 12:00 

Declan Bolton, Principal Research Officer, Teagasc
‘Advancing Food Design’ 

12:00 - 12:25

Darin Detwiler, Assistant Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs, Northeastern University, Boston 
‘Modern Consumer Perception and Demand for Food Safety and Authenticity’


Light lunch and viewing of exhibits

13:00 - 16:00 Prepared Consumer Food Centre Open Day

Prepared Consumer Food Centre Open Day

The Prepared Consumer Food Centre (PCFC) has been established to support research, development and innovation within this important sector.  We invite you to take the opportunity to explore the facilities and capabilities available within the PCFC and to meet with the key members of our team.

  • Food Product Innovation
  • Meat Product Processing Suite
  • Packaging Suite
  • Advanced Technologies Suite
  • Shelf-Life Suite
  • Sensory Analysis Suite
  • Nutritional and Compositional Suite