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Dawn Farms
Dawn Farms is one of Europe's leading dedicated multi-species, cooked-meat ingredients company. It also offers a
comprehensive range of fermented and dried-meat products (pepperoni, salami and chorizo) for the pizza, sandwich, snack and
prepared meal sectors. Its extensive product range is further complemented by a growing selection of other cooked-protein options
to meet today's developing consumer trends. Dawn Farms is a family company with a global reach, exporting to over 44 international
markets and supplying many of the world's leading food brands from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Ireland and the UK. Dawn Farms believes great
ingredients make great food and great ingredients come from outstanding food innovation, one of the essential building blocks of its business. The company says
the customer is at the heart of everything it does, which is why, for convenience, all its products are independently validated as ready to eat and can be used directly
in pizzas, sandwiches, meals and snacks without any need for further cooking. All products are 100 per cent free from artificial colours, hydrogenated trans fats,
non-sustainable palm oil, nuts and monosodium glutamate and have complete farm-to-fork traceability.
Dawn Pork & Bacon
Dawn Pork & Bacon is a privately-owned pork slaughtering and processing company with
over 30 years' experience. It operates to the highest standards and exports to worldwide
markets. All its pigs are sourced within the Republic of Ireland from certified Bord Bia Quality
Assured farms and its major markets include mainland Europe, China, Japan, Korea, the US,
Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore and many more. With a skilled and
educated workforce, Dawn Pork & Bacon is certified British Retail Consortium (BRC) Grade
A and operates to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems. It is an active
member of the Origin Green sustainability programme.
Dawn Meats
Established in the early 1980s and headquartered in Waterford, Dawn Meats is one of Europe's largest, family-owned meat processors and exports to over 40
countries worldwide. The award-winning company currently processes and supplies a full range of farm-assured, quality beef and lamb products throughout
Europe, including: carcasses, quarters, primals, skin-packs and dry-aged steaks. It also offers a range of shelf-ready meats, including raw and heat-and-
serve assortments, to customers in retail, foodservice, wholesale and manufacturing. Dawn Meats is a committed founding member of the Origin Green
sustainability programme, and its endeavours in this field have been recognised with several prestigious awards, including: Green Large Organisation of
the Year at the Green Awards, and Excellence in Environment from the Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Dawn Meats has been
listed in the Great Taste Top 50 Foods for four consecutive years since 2014. The company guarantees complete traceability along the chain from farm to
fork, with production to the highest standards always a priority. Dawn Meats also has sales and marketing offices, located in Ireland, the UK, France, Italy,
Holland, Spain, Poland and Shanghai, which provide hands-on technical sales support.
Dawn International
Dawn International is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arrow Group a privately-held group of agribusiness operations. Originating from within
the pork and beef-farming sector, the group's first processing site became operational in 1979. Today, it is Ireland's largest privately-owned
agribusiness group, and fifth-largest within this sector in Europe. It boasts a wide portfolio of products including beef, pork, lamb, poultry, dairy
and fish. The group comprises 100 companies with operating bases in 12 countries worldwide. Throughout these diverse activities, it operates
technically advanced farming, slaughter, de-boning, retail packing and cooking facilities strategically placed throughout the world. Dawn
International trades with more than 40 countries and attributes its growth to its investment in people, process technology, research and new
product development. It says its dedication to food safety, quality and value gives it a competitive edge around the world. Dawn International's
mission is to bring together both providers and procurers within all aspects of the food sector, and to ensure that they reliably and truthfully
represent their needs in brokering long-term and sustainable business.