Last week, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food invited applications for funding under the Food Institutional Research Measure. The measure, funded under the National Development Plan 2007-2013, provides funding for “public good” research that is neither commissioned nor carried out in-house by individual companies. We were delighted to see the following, amongst other areas, included:
- Novel and/or biofunctional ingredients - their delivery and application in the meat, beverages, cheese and snack food sectors.
- Diversification of the cheese product portfolio including new and innovative applications for cheese and ingredient-type cheese