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Dunbia collected two awards including the coveted Food Industry Champion title which was awarded to Jim Dobson, founder and chief executive of the Northern Ireland company (pictured) which is now part of the Republic’s Dawn Meats.
The second award to Dunbia was for Best Red Meat Product for its rib and ale burgers produced in association with the Coop.
The third award won by Northern Ireland went to Irwin’s Bakery in Craigavon, the region’s largest independent bakery, for a luxury sponge cake developed for Spar.
The Food Management Today Awards, held annually, is described as “a celebration of the creativity, innovation and excellence of the British food industry”.
The awards were presented to the companies, associations, developments and personalities that have struck a chord with the high profile readers of Food Management Today magazine, the food industry’s highly influential publication.
Winners for 2019 were announced at the FMT Food Industry Awards lunch in London at which celebrity chef John Torode was the key note speaker.
Awards organiser, Emma Cash, said: “The FMT Food Industry Awards are going from strength to strength every year. We always expect to receive hundreds of products, all of an extremely high standard.”
The awards included several voting categories and product categories, ranging from Food Manufacturer of the Year and Best Training Initiative to Best Red Meat Product and Best Bakery Product.
Products are also nominated by the food industry into multiple categories, including: Best Dairy Product, Best Bakery Product, Best Red Meat Product, Best Poultry Product, Best Frozen Product, New Product Development and Best Free From Product.Back to all news
Northern Ireland’s Copeland Gin, a specialist in fruit infused craft gins, has been listed by Marks and Spencer. The top retailer has chosen Copeland’s unique raspberry and mint gin for its 18 stores across Northern Ireland – just 11 months after the launch of the company and its ‘ginfusions’.
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Wild Power Wheatgrass in Northern Ireland has won business with top online retailer Ocado for its award winning range of healthy wheatgrass–based drinks.
Authentic beef biltong has been launched in Northern Ireland by an artisan business which has its roots in South Africa.
Dairy co–operative LacPatrick has unveiled a new operation in Northern Ireland that will allow it to process milk on both sides of the Irish border, especially for a growing number of customers in Great Britain. The company has seen a surge of business in Britain as food manufacturing companies there increasingly turn to local suppliers in advance of Brexit.
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