Food for Health Ireland combines cutting-edge science with industry know-how to provide our members with leading innovations in functional foods and ingredients

What We Do

The global functional food market is forecast to be worth more than €250 billion by 2023, with huge growth expected in all regions in that timeframe.

Our aim is to position Ireland as a global leader in functional foods and give our members a competitive edge in the global food market.

Our research addresses global food trends and challenges, providing results that can be translated into commercially viable products with clear market focus.

Our Research Programme

Our research addresses global food trends and challenges, providing results that can be translated into commercially viable products with clear market focus.

Now in the third phase of our research programme, our primary focus areas include:

Healthy Cheese

Researching the potential metabolic and cardiovascular health benefits of Irish cheese, with a focus on “natural functionality” − the leading global consumer trend in health and wellness food.

Irish Grass-fed Dairy

Creating marketable differentiation on the basis of nutrition, health benefits and sensory attributes.

Fermented Dairy Ingredients

Developing fermented ingredients to enhance digestive health developed using state-of-the-art bioconversion technologies.

Science to Market

Our dedicated commercialisation platform focuses on research with high Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs), working with industry partners to bring products to market that enhance health across all life stages.
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