Services

Food Centre Wales has a team of expert Food Technologists offering advice, technical services and training to business start-ups, SME’s and existing food manufacturers.

Whether you have a great new idea for a product and don’t know where to start, or you are an established manufacturer who needs help troubleshooting or gaining accreditation with BRC or SALSA, our Food Technologists can help guide and support you through the whole process.

Our Food Technologists are very experienced across all sectors of the food manufacturing industry and can help solve your technical problems or develop your products. They can offer you advice and guidance on all aspects of food production, including:-

  • Labelling & Packaging
  • Product & Process Efficiency
  • Factory Layout Design
  • Equipment Sourcing
  • HACCP
  • Systems Validation

The commercial experience of our Food Technologists enables them to offer extensive support in perfecting your food safety management systems. They offer help with:-

  • Third Party Accreditation (SALSA & BRC)
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Pre-requisite Programmes

Our Food Technologists are experts in developing completely new and existing products and they can help you throughout the whole process, including:-

  • Product Development
  • Product Reformulation
  • Commercialisation
  • Shelf Life Analysis
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Nutrition & Labelling
  • Cooking Instructions
  • Packaging

 

Starting a Food & Drink Processing Business

Are you thinking about becoming a food or drink producer? Or do you need help with New Product Development? Or perhaps you want to scale up your existing at home production?

Although the Food Centre is currently closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are still supporting new businesses and clients to ensure that all businesses are still receiving the high level of support that the centre offers.

Through our 1-2-1 online services we support start up businesses through our 5 step programme:-

  1. Introduction meeting with our Business Development Officer
  2. Online presentation about Services & Project HELIX
  3. Start-up Business Essentials Checklist
  4. Virtual Tour of Facilities (if you want to process at Food Centre Wales)
  5. 1-2-1 with Food Technologist

If you would like to find out more about receiving support for your business start-up from Food Centre Wales, please register your interest by contacting our Business Development Officer by email: gen@foodcentrewales.org.uk or by phone: 01559 362230

Food Innovation Wales helps put Welsh produce on the world stage

Food Innovation Wales has launched Wales’ first comprehensive digital food and drink producers’ directory. The directory, which contains entries from over 500 companies, has been created to raise awareness and drive sales of Welsh products both nationally and internationally.

Both small and large companies are featured in the directory which has been produced on behalf of Food and Drink Wales and will be used on trade development visits and exhibitions around the world. Users can search for a producer based on location, product category, supply channel and certification held.

Speaking about the launch of the food and drink producers’ directory, Professor David Lloyd, Director of the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre and Vice Chairman of the Wales Food and Drink Industry Board, said:

“We want Welsh food and drink companies to be celebrated on the world stage. This directory will help raise the profile of innovative Welsh food and drink products both locally, nationally and internationally.”

Food Innovation Wales, backed by Welsh Government, brings together three food centres of excellence dedicated to encouraging the development of the Welsh food sector and providing technical and operational support on all aspects of food manufacturing. Food Innovation Wales is currently undertaking Project HELIX, a £21 million programme funded through the EU’s Rural Development Programme to strengthen Wales’ food and drink sector.

To find out more about the food and drink producers’ directory, visit: http://foodinnovation.wales/directories/