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FT-RC is engaged in various disciplines in food science and technology making significant contributions towards a more sustainable and healthy food eco-system.

Mission Statement

To deliver innovation in research and sustainable solutions across the agro-food supply chain.

Research Focus

  1. Food Safety and Health

FT-RC promotes Food Safety and Health by taking into account diverse aspects of food sciences and nutrition. The center addresses challenges in the food industry (and related sectors) through innovation, product development, product technology, packaging, shelf life, reducing food wastage, quality assurance, food safety policy and sustainable entrepreneurship

  1. Innovation and Knowledge Management

The center’s activities contribute to research knowledge and provides insights on specific research questions, development of technologies, product and process concepts, amongst other areas of interest to the industry.  Our key focus is to improve on problem-solving capacity, excellence and the prevention of food waste.

  1. Dissemination of Research Outputs

FTRC provides innovative solutions to challenges that entrepreneurs face in the food value chain. Application of our research innovations take into consideration; move towards a circular food economy; valorization of by-products in the food chain; transition to a more plant-based diet; development of healthy food products with reduced sugar, salt and fats; clean label products; technological innovation in food production processes with optimized cost/benefit; reduction in food losses, reduced food packaging and food industry digitalization


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