Food and Consumer Testing Suite (FACTS) For Northern Island Businesses

15 of Northern Ireland’s food and retail firms are welcomed by Ulster University to its Food and Consumer Testing Suite (FACTS), to understand the future of food innovation.

FACTS offers a breadth of research and insights into consumer behaviour, at the University’s Coleraine campus. The suite explores consumer shopping habits as well as sensory testing of a range of products. 

15 companies from Northern Ireland are to participate in FACTS, including Irish Black Butter, Noisy Snacks and Baladi Foods, by visiting the facility’s virtual reality lab.

The FACTS facility, set up 15 years ago has assisted several companies in food innovation; including the McDonalds to develop the McPlant, its first vegan burger in the UK.

“We are excited to host 15 local businesses in our Food and Consumer Testing Suite facility to demonstrate the breadth of what we can offer here at Ulster University”, says Dr Amy Burns, Director of Food and Consumer Testing Suite and Senior Lecturer at the University.


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