Research Institute of Food Industry was founded in 1958 by an act of the then existing Ministry of Food Industry and Purchase. Since then it has played an important role in the scientific and technological research in this country and abroad. It has become an institution dealing with fundamental and applied research, with developments in food chemistry, biochemistry and engineering.
The Institute functioned as a budgetary organization since its establishment till the year 1991. In 1992 the Institute was transformed into a contributory organization, a part of its budget has been refunded by the Ministry of Agricultural of the Czech Republic, the rest has had to be obtained by activities bringing in the necessary funds. The Institute has changed its name. Now it is called the Food Research Institute Prague.
The transformation of the Institute into a contributory institution necessitated further changes in the field of activities. A certain amount of works bringing in revenues had to be supported because they secured the funds needed for the operation of the Institute to the full extent.
In the course of more than 40 years of its existence the Institute went through a complicated evolution before it – in spite of certain limitations and problems characteristic for all research institutions – attained the present standard of a complex organization fully capable to deal competently and at a high level with projects of basic, branch and applied research in the field of chemistry, biochemistry, food technology, food engineering and techniques and nutrition.
The seat of the Institute is Prague 10, Radiova 7, where the research projects concerning chemical technology, food engineering and nutrition are dealt with.
The main aim of the Institute of future depends in securing of healthy and safe nutrition for the whole population of the Czech Republic. All the above mentioned activities of the Institute are concentrated at attaining of this objective.
Food Research Institute Prague is a member of Association of Research Organisations (AVO) and Food Technology Manufacturing Centre (CPTT). FRIP is a contact place ofEUFIC (European Food Information Council) for the Czech Republic.