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ABP Food Group
ABP Food Group

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 Food Group

14 Castle Street, Ardee, County Louth, Ireland

http://www.abpfoodgroup.com

Contact

Dean Holroyd, Group Technical and Sustainability Director dean.holroyd@abpbeef.com

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

ABP Food Group
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 Food Group
Education

Educating for Technology Take-off

New technologies and innovations offer significant opportunities to farm businesses to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, enhance yields and outputs, as well as reducing environmental impacts.

ABP Food Group
Innovation

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

SeaCH4NGE aims to reduce methane (CH4) emission from cattle and increase product quality.

ABP Food Group
Innovation

Consumer and Manufacturing Driven Alternative Packaging Solutions from Agrifood Waste Streams

We aim to design innovation led packaging for red meat, fish & poultry made from material derived from agrifood waste. 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 Food Group
Innovation

Towards net zero carbon livestock farming (C-NEUTRAL FARMING)

Reducing the environmental footprint of livestock farming

ABP Food Group
Innovation

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

Numerous food scandals in the past decade have opened the eyes of consumers in Europe on the prevalence of fraud in the food industry.

ABP Food Group
Education

Focus on Farmers

Agricultural technologies and innovations offer significant opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of farm businesses, through optimised yields, reduced environmental impact and increased profitability.

ABP Food Group
Innovation

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

The organic food supply system in Europe must rank among one of the most important in terms of trust. Our citizens make purchasing choices around organic food based on a wide range of issues which include sustainability, ethics, food safety and nutrition.

ABP Food Group
Innovation

From side streams to tasty meat alternatives and hybrids (TASTE2MEAT)

Using new alternative proteins ingredients to produce high quality meat alternatives

ABP Food Group
Public Engagement

Consumer attitudes towards healthier processed meat products

This project tests the acceptability of novel healthy processed meat products incorporating plant-based ingredients among European consumers.