From January 2020
New member-funded research projects
Each year our members decide how we should invest over £2m of their membership fees in research to help their companies, and
the food industry in general, to develop and prosper. This year they have selected the following projects to complement
another 40 or so current ones. They are organised across five themes based on industry needs:
Quality and value
Nutrition, health and wellbeing
- Consumer acceptance of new and emerging ingredients
A better understanding of both the industry’s and consumers’ perceptions of ‘novel’ ingredients will be derived, with a focus on consumer
acceptance when these ingredients are included in products. Sustainability, resilience and food security
- Reuse of packaging
The effect that the reuse of food and drink containers has on both the safety and longevity of the packaging will be investigated, including the
impact on the quality of the stored products.
Skills and knowledge
Members will have the opportunity to help shape and direct these projects at the winter Member Interest Group meetings. Why
not pop along to get involved and steer the projects towards your needs?