Food for Health Ireland – Your Future in Food Innovation.
Food for Health Ireland is a national full service scientific research organisation that provides companies with a competitive edge in the global food and ingredients market. Food for Health Ireland provides companies with access to world-class scientists and facilities to deliver innovative, tangible, market-focused solutions in food and ingredients with health benefits.
Our research expertise and capabilities span the building blocks that support Health and Wellness, the biggest and fastest growing category in consumer lifestyle trends. Food for Health Ireland has established expertise in delivering across these building blocks, namely: metabolic and cardiovascular health, digestive and immune health, healthy ageing, and performance nutrition. Food for Health Ireland has spent more than a decade understanding industry needs, global market trends and the regulatory landscape to drive innovation with proven market success for companies.
Discovery and Characterisation
Bioconversion technologies (fermentation, hydrolysis)
Omics (metabolomics, peptidomics, proteomics, transcriptomics)
Manufacture and Processing
Lab, pilot, and pre-commercial scale
Taste and Function
Trained sensory panels, consumer sensory testing
Protective food-based matrices
Stimulated digestion platforms (infant, adult, elderly)
Health and Sustainable Nutrition
In vitro, ex vivo and in vivo platforms (linked to target health sectors)
National nutrition surveys
Food intervention trials (healthy ageing, metabolic and cardiovascular health, digestive and immune health, sports, and physical performance)
Research performed by:
University College Dublin
Dublin City University
University College Cork
Trinity College Dublin