FOOD ADVISORY UNIT
The FAU is a Technical Service provider for the Agro-food
industry that covers both manufacturing and food service
aspects. We help Agro-food SMEs improve and diversify their
products and processes, to gain the competitive edge on the
regional level and increase their export potential. Download the
Our specialized technical services include:
PRODUCT AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT
FOOD INSPECTION ANALYSIS
FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCT CERTIFICATION
FOOD LABELING AND COMPLIANCE WITH EXPORT REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
IMPROVEMENT OF PRODUCT FOOD PACKAGING AND COMPLIANCE WITH
TRAINING: EXTERNAL OR IN HOUSE
IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECTS CUSTOMIZED TO THE COMPANY NEEDS
The ELCIM team at the industrial Research institute
The Industrial Research Institute facilities and staff
Food departments at local Universities
Pilot plants of the Chambers of Commerce, Industry and
The resources selected for each mission takes into account the
The TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS of the project.
The COMPETENCE/PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE of the partner in
implementing those requirements.
The PROPOSED COST of implementation.
The TIME FRAMEWORK of the project.
The LOCATION of the company.
How To Apply
STEP 1: Initiate first a COMPANY REQUEST. (You can download our
SME request form here.)
STEP 2: Organize a TECHNICAL MEETING with SME representatives to
discuss request in detail.
STEP 3: Prepare TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS based on discussions
and needs assessment to be approved by concerned party.
STEP 4: OUTSOURCE EXPERTISE and prepare a final proposal which
includes optimized budget cost and an implementation schedule.
STEP 5: Establish a CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT between beneficiary
and Expertise which includes payment schedule.
STEP 6: IMPLEMENT THE TASKS as per technical specs. MONITORING
STEP 7: Final DELIVERY and PAYMENT.