Cardiff Metropolitan University Food Industry Centre

By | 9th May 2017

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Food Industry Centre

Cardiff Metropolitan University Food Industry Centre

ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre

The  ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University provides food businesses with technical, operational and commercial support to enable them to compete more effectively. ZERO2FIVE is able to draw on​ the expertise within Cardiff Metropolitan University which includes internationally recognised experts in Food Science, Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Legislation, Environmental Health, Trading Standards, New Product Development and Biomedical Sciences.

Within the Centre are state-of-the-art facilities which are available for use by businesses. These include a consumer sensory suite, 4 pilot sized plants, a development kitchen and a consumer research kitchen.

ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre Services

The ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University provides food businesses with technical, operational and commercial support to enable them to compete more effectively. ZERO2FIVE is able to draw on​ the expertise within Cardiff Metropolitan University which includes internationally recognised experts in Food Science, Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Legislation, Environmental Health, Trading Standards, New Product Development and Biomedical Sciences.

Within the Centre are state-of-the-art facilities which are available for use by businesses. These include a consumer sensory suite, 4 pilot sized plants, a development kitchen and a consumer research kitchen.

Facilities

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The ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre has been purpose built for supporting the food and drink industry. There are four floors of facilities and offices.

Ground Floor – The ground floor has the food industry pilot sized plant including low and high care, a bakery and a

confectionery suite. Along with other facilities typical of the industry such as changing areas, goods in and out and a secure entry system.

First Floor – This floor holds the state of the art sensory suite which links on to the New Product Development kitchen. There are domestic training kitchens, a research kitchen and training rooms/board rooms also. Management and support staff including laboratory technicians also reside on this floor.

Second Floor – the second floor houses the laboratory for food analysis, microbiology and biomedical sciences.

Third Floor – The third floor houses the food technologists and food researchers, specialist equipment and support staff.

For more information

Email: ZERO2FIVE@CardiffMet.ac.uk

Telephone: 02920 41 6306

Programmes

Project HELIX​ 

A new £21 million programme to strengthen Wales’ food and drink sector is expected to safeguard thousands of jobs and deliver over £100 million for the Welsh economy.

Welsh Government’s Project HELIX provides funding support for research into global food production, trends and waste to help small to medium sized food manufacturers across Wales to increase production and reduce waste.

The Project is funded through the Rural Development Programme (RDP) and is expected to create 370 new jobs, primarily in rural Wales and the Valleys, while safeguarding a further 2,000 over the next five years.

The research will take into consideration new challenges and opportunities facing the industry as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.  The findings will provide Welsh producers with the best opportunity for growth and economic impact.

The Project was launched at Welsh Government’s TasteWales event March 23rd 2017 where over 100 Welsh producers showcased the very best of the Welsh food and drink industry to over 150 UK and international buyers.

 

Click here for more information about the HELIX programme

 

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KITE Programme

​Knowledge Innovation Technology Exchange (KITE)With the aim of increasing sales of Welsh-based food products by £10m before the end of 2013, the KITE Programme facilitates a partnership between SME food businesses, graduates and the Food Industry Centres at Cardiff Metropolitan University. The Programme exceeded its target before 2013 to more than £90m.

Click here to read more about the programme​

www.kite-programme.org.uk