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Willowbrook Foods Ltd

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Willowbrook Foods is a fresh food producer and processor. The Killinchy based company was established in 1968 when Managing Director John McCann began farming vegetables on his family’s land and started selling the produce in local markets.

Initially producing prepared and packaged vegetables and soup mixes the company expanded into producing salad bags, salad bowls, stir–fries, farm grown beansprouts, mash products, dressed salads, sandwich fillers and mayonnaise to suit the needs of the market. It is now the largest processor of salads in Ireland. The firm’s primary factory was operating from Killinchy in the 60’s and in 2009 they opened a second factory in Newtownards to support production.

Willowbrook Food invested 5.5 million into a new state of the art purpose built Food Innovation Centre in 2011 which provides opportunities for specialised NPD and Technical teams to develop new products and improve existing ones to ensure that all customers receive premium quality goods.

A new company, Willowbrook Fine Foods was launched in 2014 offering a range of premium ready meal and vegetable accompaniments.

  • Salad bags
  • Salad bowls
  • Prepared vegetables
  • Stir–fries
  • Noodles
  • Farm grown beansprouts
  • Mash vegetable products
  • Food to go range
  • Dressed salads (coleslaws, flavoured coleslaws, potato salad)
  • Sandwich fillers and mayonnaise.

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Accreditations

 

  • BRC Grade A for 10 years.

  • SEDEX, ETI and members of Campden and Leatherhead. We are the only company in Ireland and Northern Ireland with Organic Soil Accreditation for processing organic lettuce.



Awards held

 

  • The Irish Quality Food Awards 2018: Highly Commended for Aldi's Specially Selected Fiery Green Stir Fry in the Fresh Produce - Vegetables Prepared category & Highly Commended for Lidl Deluxe Potato Salad with Bacon in the Fresh Produce - Salad Prepared category

  • The Food Awards NI 2018 (an event by Creative Oceanic): winner of the Fresh Produce Provider of the Year award

  • UK Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards 2017: Fresh Produce Manufacturing Company of 2017

  • “Best Product Quality” Award 2017 from Domino’s Pizzas.

  • Irish Quality Food Awards 2016: Highly Commedned in the Salad - Prepared Category for Lidl Meadow Fresh Mediterranean Salad Bowl & for Aldi Shredded Kale in the Vegetables - Prepared category

  • Irish Quality Food Awards 2015: Category Winner - Salad - Prepared - Aldi Stores Specially Selected Mediterranean Salad Bowl. Commended for Aldi Stores Specially selected Summer Green Salad Bowl.

  • Blas na hEireann Awards 2015: Silver Award for Mediterranean Salad Bowl (Aldi). Bronze Award for Mixed Leaf Caesar Salad (Aldi).

  • Product awards: UK2015 Best Business Award for innovation for curry-flavoured mayonnaise and curry-flavoured coleslaw.

  • Blas na hEireann National Irish Food Awards 2014: Gold for Mediterranean Salad Bowl.

  • Great Taste Awards 2014: One Gold Star for Creamy Curry Coleslaw and Creamy Rooster Mash.



Contact this supplier

John McCann

50a Whiterock Road
Killinchy
County Down
BT23 6PT
Northern Ireland

+44 (0) 28 9754 1603

john@willowbrookfoods.co.uk

www.willowbrookfoods.co.uk/

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