Swiss Chefs Savour Irish Beef on Trip to Ireland

This week, Bord Bia is hosting seven Irish beef loving Swiss chefs and two food journalists on a nationwide tour of the country. The aim is to showcase Ireland’s beef industry and build on Ireland’s positive image in Switzerland as the home of quality, traceable and sustainably produced food. The chefs are members of the Swiss branch…

Seventeen Enforcement Orders Served on Food Businesses in Ireland

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that 16 Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses during the month of July for breaches of food safety legislation. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive. Nine Closure Orders were served under the FSAI…

West Cork Distillers launches Irish whiskey in conjunction with The Pogues

West Cork Distillers has launched an Irish whiskey developed in conjunction with The Pogues. A collaboration between two of the world’s most renowned distillers, Barry Walsh and Frank McHardy, the whiskey is a blend of grain and 50% single malt Irish whiskey making it Ireland’s highest malt-containing blended Irish whiskey. “We wanted to create an…

Shellfish warning issued for food businesses

The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) together with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), has reminded food businesses to only purchase live bivalve molluscs, such as mussels, from suppliers that are approved by the SFPA to place live shellfish on the market for human consumption. This advice follows the seizure by SFPA officers of five…

Nine enforcement orders served on Irish food business in June

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that eight Closure Orders and one Prohibition Order were served on food businesses last month for breaches of food safety legislation. Two Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on: Shanghai House, 13 Upper Cork Street, Mitchelstown, Cork Mr Wong, 81 Main Street, Cavan…

New agri-food strategy aims to create 23,000 jobs by 2025

A new 10-year strategy aimed at the agri-food sector has been launched by the Department of Agriculture. Food Wise 2025 aims to increase exports in Ireland by 85% to €19bn and create 23,000 jobs. It’s time to lay out a new roadmap for development of Agri-food sector. #FoodWise2025 targets 23,000 new jobs & €19bn annual…

New agency DigitalFood.ie to help food and beverage businesses grow

A new food and drink focused agency, DigitalFood.ie, has been launched in Ireland. The brainchild of Conor Lynch, CEO of Connector.ie, the new agency hopes to help Irish food and drinks companies with their domestic and international growth strategies. “We believe that we have the perfect digital solutions for food marketers at established brands, SMEs and…

€1.32bn deal sees Moy Park sold to world’s largest meat-packing company

Northern Ireland’s biggest private employer Moy Park, has been sold in a deal worth €1.32bn. According to The Irish Times, the Brazilian company Marfrig has sold its Craigavon-based poultry producer to rival company JBS, in order to pay down debt. JBS is the world’s biggest meatpacker, which has operations in Brazil and processing plants across…