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ZERO2FIVE welcomes the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

The ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre recently welcomed Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs.

Director of ZERO2FIVE, Professor David Lloyd showed the Minister around the Centre and showcased a number of key projects from Food Innovation Wales, including the Covid-19 toolkit which has supported hundreds of businesses throughout Wales.

The Minister also viewed and tasted new products being developed on site by the highly-skilled team. These products are from Welsh food and drink manufacturers looking to launch brand new products or to reformulate ingredients.

The vital work at ZERO2FIVE, as part of Food Innovation Wales, continues to support the Welsh food and drink manufacturing industry to remain resilient throughout Covid-19 and beyond.

Professor David Lloyd, said: “We thank the Minister for visiting the Centre and allowing us to showcase the vital work that has been ongoing throughout Covid-19. We have continued to engage with a variety of businesses throughout this challenging time. Project HELIX will carry on providing vital support to Welsh businesses as they look to develop new products, cut back on waste and gain internationally-recognised certification.”

Professor Cara Aitchison, Vice-Chancellor and President of Cardiff Metropolitan University added: “It was great to be able to host the visit from the Welsh Government’s Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs at Cardiff Met today to showcase our facilities and breadth of expertise that supports innovation in Wales’ food and drink sector. Staff in the Food Industry Centre have been tremendous in supporting companies through Covid-19 and the University Is ideally placed to support wider rural Development Programme objectives now and into the future.”

The ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre provides technical and commercial support to any food and drink manufacturers from start-ups to large multi-site corporations.