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Profile

ABP  Food  Group  is  an  integrated  agrifood  business  operating  50  manufacturing  sites  in  7  EU  countries.  We are structured around 4 divisions and our principal business is in red meat processing (beef and lamb) for retail, wholesale, food service, etc.The  remaining  divisions  look  to  maximise  carcass  utilisation  into  Petfood  (C&D),  Proteins  for  Pharma  and food ingredients and  finally a sizeable renewable energy     division     (Olleco).     Research     interest     is     sustainable proteins.

Competences & Capabilities

Main areas of expertise include:

  • Understanding of beef/lamb farming systems and drivers of efficiency across Europe.
  • Strong  category  and  consumer  understanding  of  the protein purchaser (meat, fish, poultry and non meat).
  • Environmental  sustainability  and  the  drivers  of  improvements at farm and business level.
  • Adding value to animal by products.
  • Brand protection - food authenticity, security and safety of supply chains.
ABP

14 Castle Street, Ardee, County Louth, Ireland

http://www.abpfoodgroup.com

Contact

Dean Holroyd dean.holroyd.@abpbeef.com
+0121 7172500

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

ABP
Innovation

Advanced technologies for beef & lamb composition, imaging & sorting

The project will expand, adapt & implement 3-D CT scanning technologies to digitise the beef & lamb food chain into a new Connected Food System

ABP
Innovation

Seaweed supplementation to mitigate methane (CH4) emissions by cattle (SeaCH4NGE)

There is a gap in the market for products with lower environmental impact as consciousness among consumers rapidly increases

ABP
Innovation

BLINK: BeefLink - Traceability within the beef value chain using rapid DNA fingerprinting

Food fraud is in many aspects an appealing activity because the profit margins of this activity can be quite large but the risk of being caught is lower than in other criminal activities due to the low priory of police and judicial authorities

ABP
Education

Focus on Farmers

However, farmer adoption of these technologies is often limited and therefore the benefits are not realised

ABP
Innovation

Food Fortress for raw materials and ingredients in Europe – Gaining Consumer trust through transparency

This project aims at gaining consumer trust through improving the transparency of the supply chain using rapid-reactive and proactive risk management using a combination of technologies such as predictive analytics and multi-analytical tests

ABP
Innovation

Seaweed supplementation to mitigate methane (CH4) emissions by cattle (SeaCH4NGE)

There is a gap in the market for products with low environmental impact as consciousness among consumers rapidly increases

ABP
Innovation

FOOD4SENIOR High nutritional and sensory quality Food innovations for the promotion of Senior Health

It is also important to highlight the impact of the demographic change on public health and its costs

ABP
Innovation

Consumer and Manufacturing Driven Alternative Packaging Solutions from Agri-Food Waste Streams 2020

The issue of waste plastic in the food industry has led to strong consumer demand for producers & retailers to remove single use & reduce hard-to-dispose plastic

ABP
Public Engagement

Consumer attitudes towards healthier processed meat products

The countries investigated will be UK, Spain and Denmark, countries with high meat consumption rates (> 80 kg per person/year in UK and Denmark and > 90 kg per person/year in Spain)

ABP
Education

Food System Master of Science Programme

Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the food system

ABP
Innovation

The development of organic supply chains that drive fair, transparent and healthy options for the consumer 2020

The organic food supply system in Europe must rank among one of the most important in terms of trust