ISSUE 6 2018
This year, 33 Irish food and beverage companies will participate at SIAL in Paris. That's the largest Irish
contingent at the show in ever and reflects the continued success of Irish companies on the world stage.
Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board) is hosting companies on its Origin Green stand in three halls: dairy (Hall 7
A109), meat (Hall 6, J214 & H214), confectionery (Hall 5A, E140) and prepared food (Hall 6, E070).
Established in Clane, Co. Kildare in 1996, Ballymooney Foods is an Irish-owned and family-run company that supplies quality beef, lamb and
venison. Animals are hand selected, grass fed and naturally reared. Ballymooney Foods' plate-to-pasture process means the needs of customers
and consumers drive how it produces products. As a result, it offers a diverse range of quality cuts to meet the individual needs of customers
year-round. All beef, lamb and venison cuts are processed by a skilled team of master butchers to meet the client's exact requirements and
specification. The company only provides products that are hand selected by a master butcher with over 30 years' experience. Ballymooney Foods
offers an extensive range of chilled and frozen cuts, packaged to customers' requirements. Chilled products are carefully selected, not only by
grade, but also for meat and fat colour, to ensure a premium quality product, fit for the intended purpose, is delivered every time.
ABP Ireland is part of the ABP Food Group, headquartered in Co. Louth. Its activities include processing, de-boning and retail packing
beef at six plants strategically located throughout Ireland. The award-winning company has a long and proud tradition of working with
farmers and customers in supplying quality beef for worldwide markets. It supplies major retailers, foodservice clients, manufacturers and
wholesale distributors. The company offers a range of premium-branded products such as Irish Nature, Irish Hereford Prime, Certified Irish Angus
and a comprehensive range of organic beef and lamb under the Good Herdsmen brand. ABP beef is reared on a natural, grass-based diet, carefully
matured and subject to ABP's patented ultra-tender process. It offers a wide range of bespoke beef products for the manufacturing sector in a variety of
specifications in both fresh and frozen formats. It produces a full range of diced, minced and manufacturing products for convenience food and ready-
meal producers throughout Europe. Farm assurance, animal welfare, food safety and sustainability ensure the highest standard of product integrity. ABP is
a founding member of Origin Green and is currently triple-certified by the Carbon Trust. It is the only company in Ireland to hold such certification.
Ashbourne Meat Processors
Ashbourne Meat Processors is a privately-owned company that supplies high-quality beef to domestic and worldwide markets. It operates
its own slaughterhouse, cutting plants and modern processing facilities in Ireland, under the strictest quality control and management
supervision. Ashbourne Meat Processors holds higher level European Food Safety Inspection Service (EFSIS)-approved ISO 9001 status. It
also has modern processing and cold-store facilities. The company offers full traceability from farm to fork and is a member of the Bord
Bia Quality Assurance Scheme. This is coupled with a commitment to service, which, the company says, gives it an edge in a competitive
marketplace. Annually, Ireland produces close to 500,000 tonnes of beef, with 450,000 tonnes exported across the globe. Ashbourne
Meats operates modern processing, storage and handling facilities. According to the company, traditional methods of husbandry, Ireland's
mild climate, fine grasses and expert processing, as well as the company's strong focus on quality, mean you can taste the difference in
its products. The company's sales team has built trusted and lasting partnerships with distributors in Europe and beyond. Ashbourne Meat
Processors is committed to sustainability and is a verified member of Bord Bia's Origin Green sustainability programme.