Meat Technology Ireland (MTI) is an industry-led initiative that will build a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheepmeat processing in Ireland. The Centre is a ‘one-stop shop’ for meat processing research and technology, serving as a hub to co-ordinate all beef and sheepmeat processing research needs. MTI is hosted by Teagasc at its Ashtown Food Research Facility in Dublin with Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Dublin City University (DCU), University College Cork (UCC) and the Irish Cattle Breeders Federation (ICBF) involved as research providers. The companies behind the initiative are ABP Ireland, Ashbourne Meat Processors, Dawn Meats Group, Dunbia (Ireland), Hilton Foods Ireland, Irish Country Meats, Kepak Group, Liffey Meats, and Slaney Foods International.
The programme is delivered through 6 strategic research pillars which have been defined by the commercial requirements of the MTI member companies.
Meat tenderness management
Meat safety and shelf life extension
Meat characterisation technologies
Meat and health
Future market opportunities
Research performed by: