Minister announces €5M investment for Teagasc Prepared Consumer Food Centre

Mr Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine announced a €5M investment in the Teagasc Prepared Consumer Food (PCF) capability. The announcement was made at the Teagasc Gateway event organised for the Irish Food sector on Tuesday 12 June in the Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre.

The PCF Centre will support industry in piloting industry led collaborative research and innovation capability to create the new products that global consumers demand.

Over 200 people attended the event featuring discussions with the Minister of Agriculture and a panel of speakers on Brexit-proofing the Irish Food Industry.

The event highlighted how the role of research and innovation has never before been more important for the Irish food sector. The need for an innovative capability that can exploit existing pre-competitive research expertise was highlighted as a key success factor. The prioritisation and development of such research by public research organisations was agreed.

Teagasc showcased its capability to meet this innovation challenge with attendees touring the specialist facilities and services on the Ashtown site.

For more information, contact Sean Mulvany, Head of Technology Transfer, Teagasc at