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Transferring Knowledge to the Food & Drink Sector

The Food Technology Centre (FTC) has been established since 1999 and plays a key role in transferring knowledge to the food industry in Wales, across the UK and internationally.

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Gweithdy Cigyddiaeth (Porc) Pork Butchery workshop

Training Courses

The Food Technology Centre provides a broad range of training opportunities to support individuals working at all levels within food businesses.

Dairy / Llaethdy


The FTC houses three processing halls and test kitchen with each hall averaging a floor space of 85 sqm, dedicated to meat, dairy, fish and horticulture.

Dylan's Chilli Oil


Products developed and manufactured at the Food Technology Centre. The centre has carried out numerous projects for local and national companies.



Advice is offered on a wide range of food related subjects including interpreting food legislation, labelling and a host of other regulatory and technical issues


Sustainability For Your Business

Food Innovation Wales and Project HELIX work with Welsh food and drink manufacturers to identify ways of introducing efficiencies across process controls, site design, systems development, sustainability and more.

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Gareth Griffith-Swain

How Aldi’s Next Big Thing winner used Food Technology Centre to fill supermarket order

Fungi Foods founder Gareth Griffith-Swain produced his dried Lion’s Mane mushroom on an industrial scale at the Llangefni centre after winning the C4 show
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Gareth Griffith-Swain on ‘Aldi’s Next Big Thing’ with his Fungi Foods product, Dried Lion’s Mane Mushroom

Latest News: Aldi’s Next Big Thing contestant praises Food Technology Centre’s support


Gareth Griffith-Swain said the centre had been ‘essential’ to his startup Fungi Foods ahead of his appearance on the Channel 4 Show

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Students making ice cream as part of a dairy workshop at the Food Technology Centre in Llangefni

Latest News: Students learn how to maximise their produce at the Food Technology Centre


Second-year Agriculture students, the food producers of the future, attended dairy and butchery workshops at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Food Technology Centre in Llangefni

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Latest News: Collaboration unveiled in boost to Welsh agri-food economy


Lesley Griffiths, Welsh Government Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd visited Grŵp Llandrillo Menai recently to celebrate the announcement of a partnership between Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and AMRC Cymru, aimed at transforming the rural economy by developing skills and exploring new technologies for the agri-food sector.

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