Food Processing and Innovation Center
The FPIC will be located on the first floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building on the NCRC. The center is designed to drive innovation that benefits consumers, farmers, large food processors and manufacturers as well as food entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Plans for the center include services such as:
- Production-level testing of formulas and recipes in a cGMP-certified test lab and pilot plant, providing proof of principle for new technologies.
- A cGMP-certified lab and pilot plant for testing advanced packaging technologies developed at NC State, and leading-edge manufacturing equipment – much of which is manufactured in North Carolina.
- The ability to develop new beverage flavors, extracts and sensory technologies transferred from the research centers at the NC Research Campus.
Meetings of the Food Processing Innovation Center Committee, a 14-member legislatively appointed committee chaired by Commissioner Steve Troxler of the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, are:
September 6 from 1:30-3:30 pm
Purpose: Discuss Food Processing Innovation Center vision and business plan, communications and marketing plan recommendations.
September 26 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Purpose: Present Food Processing Innovation Center vision and business plan, communications and marketing plan recommendations to the full Food Processing Innovation Center Committee for approval.
Both meetings will be held at the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, Room 4522, 150 N Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis, NC 28081.
Already, industry leaders are lending support to the FPIC including:
- Dole Foods
- General Mills
- Endev Laboratories
- Standard Process
- MeadJohnson Nutrition
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