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ISSUE 6 2018
Folláin has been producing fresh-fruit jams, marmalades, relishes and chutneys with 100 per cent natural
ingredients since 1983. The company was established by Mairín and Peadar O Lionaird along with business
partner Eithne Ui Shiadhail in Co. Cork using traditional, home recipes. Building on this modest beginning,
preparing the fruit and cooking in kitchen-style conditions, Folláin has increased its range of jams and
marmalades and its manufacturing capabilities to become a state-of-the-art manufacturer of a diverse
range of premium, natural preserves and sauces. Folláin is the Irish word for 'wholesome', which is
at the core of the company's commitment to honest food. Folláin's commitment to natural food has
led to the introduction of its no-added-sugar range, which has won many awards both nationally and
internationally. A recent expansion into a new manufacturing facility has led to increased production
capability, providing customers with new, exciting and diverse product offerings, all available in the
Folláin brand, with an extensive catalogue of private-label products and foodservice formats also available.
Coolmore Fresh Foods
Coolmore Fresh Foods Ltd was founded 29 years ago in a west Cork family farmhouse. Coolmore Fresh Foods,
which initially began as a cottage business, broke into the retail market to become a leading manufacturer in the
Irish bakery sector and one of the country's main exporters of cakes and muffins. Coolmore grew steadily over
the following years by successfully maintaining its home-baked quality and focusing on efficient processes and
customer satisfaction. Coolmore stays abreast of consumer trends across retail and foodservice channels, with a
heavy commitment to new product development. Coolmore exports to Europe, the US and the United Arab Emirates.
The company also manufactures an array of private-label products for leading retailers across Europe. Coolmore is
accredited to British Retail Consortium (BRC) Grade A, International Featured Standards higher level and is a Roundtable on
Sustainable Palm Oil-certified manufacturer. The business operates from a 1.2-acre facility. The site is GMO-free and all products
are free from hydrogenated fats, sodium aluminium phosphate (SALP), artificial colours and flavours. Coolmore Foods is also a
verified member of Bord Bia's Origin Green programme.
Goodness Grains
Established in 2013, Goodness Grains is a family-owned-and-run, gluten-free bakery
that supplies retail, foodservice and own-label markets in Ireland, the UK and Europe.
Its core range comprises gluten-free breads (loaves, bagels, two-pack slices), muffins
and baked goods (cakes, scones, tartlets), viennoiserie and seasonal lines. Products
are certified to < 5ppm gluten. Some products currently fall into other `free-from'
categories, eg. dairy, egg and nut. All bread products are also wheat, egg and dairy-free,
making them suitable for vegans. The company has won 23 food awards in Ireland and
the UK since production began. Market research is considered a vital part of the continued
development of the company's product range. In November 2017, Goodness Grains moved
into a new, purpose-built, 20,000ft
bakery ­ one of the largest gluten-free facilities in Ireland
and the UK. The new facility comprises blast-freezing capabilities and has a full-traceability
system. Goodness Grains is committed to sustainable production, which it says is underpinned by its
verified membership of Bord Bia's Origin Green sustainability programme.