Tour 1: Product Concept to Market Reality

Visit the Loughry Campus of the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) near Cookstown, which provides training, research and business development facilities for the food sector. In addition to training courses, the Loughry Campus has modern facilities in which food processors undertake product and recipe development, sensory analysis, pilot product development, packaging development, and business incubation. The visit to Loughry Campus will be followed by a visit to a dairy processing plant.

TIME Tour 1: Product Concept to Market Reality
09.30 Arrive CAFRE, Loughry Campus (tea/coffee & biscuits
09.45 Welcome to CAFRE  Sam Kennedy
09.55 Overview of Tour  Joy Alexander
10.00 Concept Development- From idea to development sample  Tour of Food Innovation Centre
10.30 Process Development- The Nuts and Bolts of Scaling Production Tour of Food Technology Centre, with particular emphasis on dairy technology
11.00 Packaging Technology- Exploring the integrity of food packaging Tour of Food Packaging Centre, with particular emphasis on materials and distribution testing
11.30 Depart
11.45 Arrive Dale Farm, Dunmanbridge
11.50 Welcome and overview of Dale Farm
12.00 Tour of State of the Art Cheese Manufacturing Fcaility  Tour of the Factory
13.00 Lunch (hot buffet, tea/coffee biscuits)
14.15 Depart

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