News & Events

27 Food Centre Wales clients are named among winners at this year’s Great Taste Awards


The winners of the 2023 Great Taste Awards were announced on Monday, July 31, with more than 14,000 products from 109 countries assessed.

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New record high for Welsh Food and Drink exports


Welsh Food and Drink exports were worth £797 million in 2022, the highest recorded yearly value, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has announced. (July 2023)

Project Helix, which offers technical and commercial support to the Welsh food and drink industry, will continue until March 2025​​

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Project HELIX Overview June 2016 – June 2023


This report provides a snapshot of Project HELIX’s outputs and activities since June 2016.

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Project HELIX delivers £235 million boost to the Welsh food and drink industry


The latest outputs from Project HELIX, an initiative developed to boost innovation and efficiency in the Welsh food and drink industry, show it has delivered over £235 million of impact, since it launched in 2016.

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Food Processing Units at Food Centre Wales,


The self-contained food processing units have been designed to assist start-up businesses take the first step towards increasing production and developing their businesses.

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SALSA Issue 6 Update – Webinars


The aim of this free webinar is to ensure that all SALSA certified companies in Wales are briefed on the changes and how it will affect them.

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Project HELIX named overall winner at the Wales Rural Network Awards 2022


The Food Innovation Wales led project picked up two awards at a ceremony celebrating projects which have benefited from the European Union’s Rural Development Programme.

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Future Diets – New Product Development Workshops


At this free Welsh Government funded new product development (NPD) workshop, food and drink companies will gain access to world-class insight from industry thought leaders.

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Milk Vending Diversification


With consumers searching for more environmentally friendly, ethical and local produce, milk vending machines are the latest trend to sweep across Welsh farms.


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Starting a successful Food or Drink business in the midst of a pandemic


It may feel daunting to start a new business now, but the changing world in which we now live and work because of COVID-19 has created new opportunities for many would-be food and drink entrepreneurs.

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Food and Drink Wales Support Hotlines for Manufacturers


In response to the current challenges, Food and Drink Wales have established support hotlines for food and drink manufacturers. The hotlines bring together organisations from across Wales to provide easily accessible support.

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FSA's 'One year to go' Campaign


The FSA has launched its campaign 'One year to go' to support businesses and local authorities in the lead up to the implementation of new legislation on labelling of allergens for foods which are prepacked for direct sale (PPDS).

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Beyond Milk Vending Webinar


Our Beyond Milk Vending webinar will highlight the different routes available to farmers looking to diversify and add value to their product.

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Food Centre Wales is pleased to announce the return of its Level 3 Food Safety training course


We are passionate about food safety here at Food Centre Wales and we have ensured that we can still deliver the same level of training that meets all legal requirements for training food handlers.

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Start-up food and drink businesses get a boost!


Have you  discovered new culinary skills during lockdown? Or do you need help turning your hobby into a business?

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The Charitable Coffee from Wales


Since the nation-wide lockdown came into effect, many businesses who previously supplied the food service and hospitality sector have had to turn to consumer eCommerce to continue trading.

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Encouraging people to stay at home through baking


By adapting and expanding their online range, Crwst customers can now enjoy a taste of Crwst at home.

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ONLINE Sessions for Start-up Businesses


Are you thinking about becoming a food or drink producer? Or do you need help with New Product Development?

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Food Producers Team up for Top Breakfast


The Myrddin Heritage & Friends Breakfast Box is proving popular, owners Owen and Tanya are extremely busy keeping up with demand. 

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COVID-19 Key Worker Testing


Food and Drink Manufacturers are designated key workers, as their work is critical to the COVID-19 response.

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COVID-19 Tool Kit


COVID-19 Considerations for good manufacturing practise in the Welsh Food and Drink Processing Sector.

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Business Helpline - Coronavirus


In light of the increased stress on the food supply chain in Wales during the COVID-19 outbreak, Food Innovation Wales has opened helplines to support Welsh food and drink manufacturers.

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Innovate for Planet Conscious Shoppers


A successful day for the Innovate for Planet Conscious Shoppers workshop, held at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

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Food Matters Live 2019


The Food Innovation Wales team will be on the Food and Drink Wales stand at Food Matters Live on 19-20 November at the ExCel, London.

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Launch of the new Business Leaders Cluster


The Food Centre Wales has launched the exciting new Business Leaders Cluster for Mid and South West Wales.

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What makes a good training course?


We’ve all been there haven’t we? Sent off on a training course only to find it irrelevant, boring and a waste of time.  What good do we actually take away from these experiences?

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Cheese Making Course


Have you ever wanted to learn how to make cheese?

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New Apprenticeship Launch Event


Date: Thursday 23rd May

Venue: Food Centre Wales, Horeb

Time: 11.30am – 2pm

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Food Standards Agency Allergens Workshop


 12 March, 10am-1pm at Food Centre Wales

The Food Standards Agency in Wales is holding a series of workshop to discuss the public consultation on allergen information provision for food products that are prepacked for direct sale (PPDS).


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WORKSHOP: Sustainable Packaging & Efficient Processing To Reduce Cost & Win Business!!


4th April 2019 (10am-2pm) at Food Centre Wales

A great workshop for anyone responsible for packaging and processing within food and drinks businesses across Wales!

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Going for Growth - Mid Wales


Developing your food business to reach new markets!

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Farm Business Innovation Show 2018


Farm Business Innovation show on 7th & 8th Nov, at the NEC Birmingham.

The Food Centre Wales team were on the Food Innovation Wales stand to offer advice and support to businesses looking to diversify into food and drink manufacturing.

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Zero Waste Conference


Food Centre Wales recently hosted and organised in partnership with Business Wales the first ‘Zero Waste Conference’ at Food Centre Wales on Tuesday, 16 October. Over 40 food and drink businesses from across Wales attended the event.

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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. 

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“Going for Growth” event helps businesses reach new markets


Food Centre Wales recently hosted a very successful ‘Going for Growth’ event to help local food and drink businesses to focus their attention on developing and reaching new markets.

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