Food Centre Wales - Technical support for the food industry
Food Centre Wales - Large set of three photos of the Food Centre Wales buildings

Services

Food Centre wales can provide a variety of services for your company. Please see below for a comprehensive list of the services that we can provide.

Product Development:

We can develop new product for you or improve your existing product. This may involve carrying out taste panels or assessments of products perhaps compared to your competitors. Ensuring a product will keep for the required shelf life is essential and this can form part of the development programme. We will also advise on labeling requirements which will include ingredient declaration and establishing the cooking instructions.

Product Assessment:

A key part of the development process is assessing products and at Food Centre Wales technical assistance is available to carry out product evaluations and shelf life testing.

Factory design and equipment sourcing:

Food Centre Wales can assist with anything from a completely new factory design and layout including advice on finishes, product flows, process equipment design and sourcing to simple upgrades of premises and equipment. Experienced technologists based at the Centre have industry based experience of all food sectors.

Hire of Technical Facilities:

Food Centre Wales offers unrivalled facilities for food manufacturers to develop new products. The same facilities give those looking to add value to their produce an opportunity to produce completely new foods. The four process areas are all fitted to the highest standards and can be used to manufacture a wide range of products including dairy, meat, confectionary, vegetable and bakery. There is chilled and frozen storage space available. These facilities are available for hire and a food Technologist is at hand to assist. They will help you scale up your recipes, train you in the use of the equipment, set processing conditions – all necessary for your manufacture.The technical facility is designed to allow food producers to manufacture products on small industrial scale.

Process development and manufacturing:

If you require advice on:-

  • Implementation of new processes for new or existing products.
  • Scaling up or automating of existing processes
  • Introducing new technology in to your manufacturing process
  • Advice on process control or best manufacturing practices

Food Centre Wales technologists are available with expertise gained from all food industry sectors.

Quality management systems and auditing:

FCW technologists can advise, design and implement quality management systems for:-

  • BRC accreditation
  • HACCP plans
  • Total quality management systems

Conference facilities:

Our purpose built seminar room is available for conferences, it can seat up to 20 people for workshops and seminars or 40 people for theatre style presentations. A comprehensive range of presentation aids are included and provision can be made for buffet style lunches. Also available is a meeting room for smaller groups of up to 10 people.

Please contact us at Food Centre Wales for charges and buffet menu details.


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