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22 2 42 2 Minister’s Foreword

The Irish agri-food sector has identified a number of challenges and opportunities for the coming years. If handled correctly, we will see continued growth, writes Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

4 Industry Overview

The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have major implications for Ireland’s food and drink sector. Our Government must act now to help protect our largest indigenous industry, writes Paul Kelly, Director, Food & Drink Industry Ireland.

8 Regulation

A sugar tax may be populist, but its effectiveness is simply not supported by international experience, writes Irish Beverage Council Director, Kevin McPartlan.

10 Product Reformulation

A recent FDII report reveals that Ireland’s food and drink companies have been reducing fat, saturated fat, sugar, salt and calories through reformulation.

12 Meat Sector

Meat Industry Ireland believes that Irish meat exports can grow by over €1 billion over the term of the Food Wise 2025 agri-food strategy.

14 Dairy

Brexit presents significant challenges for the Irish dairy industry, writes Conor Mulvihill, Director of the Irish Dairy Industries Association, who are working on the development of tools to help protect Ireland’s dairy sector.

16 Irish Whiskey

Miriam Mooney, Head of the Irish Whiskey Association, reflects on the continued growth of Irish whiskey internationally.

18 Training & Development

The Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) Skillnet supports training and development across the food and drink sector, writes Mark Skinner, Network Manager.

20 Shelf-ready packaging

Limerick Packaging supply the country’s top food producers with packs that contain, protect, inform, open easily, break down easily, are easily recyclable and help to sell the products on-shelf.

22 Export Markets

Bord Bia provide an overview of Ireland’s food and drink industry, the country’s largest indigenous employer, with particular focus on export markets and the potential impact of Brexit.

24 Seafood Innovation

BIM’s inaugural Seafood Innovation Academy is to mentor leading seafood companies in innovation capability, while BIM is also exploring new technologies, including super-chilling of seafood, with many potential benefits for Ireland’s seafood sector.

28 Food Safety News

Staying alert about food; FSAI Food allergen alerts; Breakfast Bites briefing meetings.

30 Food Labelling

Irish food and drink suppliers need to make sure their food labels are in line with new legal requirements on nutritional declarations coming this December, writes specialist food regulatory and consumer affairs lawyer, Raymond O’Rourke.

32 Workplace Wellbeing

Think Workplace Wellbeing is something nice and fuzzy, but offers nothing of value for your company? Think again, writes Dr Muireann Cullen, Manager, Nutrition & Health Foundation.

34 Ingredients

NCC have partnered with a number of quality ingredient manufacturers to offer new, innovative solutions and more natural ingredients.

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39 Building Design

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40 Standards & Compliance

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43 Professional Development & Training

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44 Process Automation

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45 Food Safety

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46 LISTINGS SECTION Product & Service Index 46 Company Listings 49 60 Relevant Organisations Year Planner 62 64 Three-year Calendar Managing Director: Patrick Aylward Editorial and Marketing Director: Kathleen Belton

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minister’s foreword

Addressing

The Road Ahead for Agri-Food

The Irish agri-food sector has identified a number of challenges and opportunities for the coming years. If handled correctly, we will see continued growth, writes Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

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s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, I’m pleased to introduce the Food Ireland Yearbook & Directory 2016-2017, a useful reference for Ireland’s largest indigenous industry. In 2015, the agriculture, food and drinks sector contributed €26 billion in turnover, exports of a record €10.8 billion, representing 10.7% of total merchandise exports, and some 8.4% of employment.

Opportunities and Challenges

economic sectors with a trading relationship with the UK. Two points are clear. Firstly, the UK remains a fully active member of the EU for at least two years. Our trading relationship will not alter until the negotiation process, which will dictate the terms and conditions of the UK’s departure and its future trading arrangements with the EU, is completed. Secondly, as we prepare for the negotiations, we are determined, drawing on contingency plans already made, that our particular interests must be fully taken into account. We have identified key challenges and published a summary of key actions planned. A dedicated unit in my Department is working closely with a consultative committee of stakeholders to inform its deliberations as the negotiations proceed.

Food Wise 2025 set out a growth vision for the sector and actions to maximise its contribution to economic growth, job creation and environmental sustainability. It identified a number of opportunities for sustainable Michael Creed TD, Minister for growth: rising global food consumption, Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Currency Volatility growing middle classes and sophisticated consumer demands for food which delivers lifeThe most immediate concerns for agri-food style benefits at different life-stages. Challenges were also identified: exporters centre on exchange rates. The Central Bank of Ireland has highly competitive markets, uncertain pace of international econompre-established contingency plans to deal with market volatility and ic growth, commodity price movements and emerging currency will engage with the Department of Finance and financial institutions volatility. Actions were identified to address both opportunities and on potential risks. challenges and in mid-2016 a first annual report, Steps to Success Actions by the European Central Bank and other global actors 2016, was published on the detailed progress made to date. will be monitored closely. Bord Bia will provide practical guidance The UK vote in June 2016 to exit the EU, the so-called ‘Brexit’, is also to assist SMEs in dealing with marketing challenges arising in the an obvious and significant challenge for Ireland, its people and the short term. From a Government perspective, the continuing work of 2 | FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17


minister’s foreword The opening by Bord Bia in September 2016 of the Thinking House, as recommended by Food Wise 2025, made a world-class centre for consumer insights available to the food and drink sector.

Government Departments and their agencies in improving competitiveness and primary production and at industry level will remain a critical priority.

Trade Our Irish food and drink industry exports a great variety of products to EU and global markets, including dairy, meat, prepared consumer foods, beverages, horticulture and seafood. Shipments to international markets showed a modest rise at around €3 billion in 2015, and accounted for 28% of exports. Food Wise 2025 outlines the huge potential for growth in new and emerging markets, particularly in Asia, Africa and the Gulf region. The industry’s efforts in the coming year will be focused not only on retaining valuable business within the EU but also identifying new market opportunities for their products. Sound diversification will be key to sustainable growth. Trade missions organised by Departments and agencies and closely involving both experienced companies and those new to the challenge will be a major feature of our strategy. I led a Trade Mission to visit China and Singapore in September 2016 and Minister Doyle led a similar mission to Vietnam and South Korea. These missions, in which both Bord Bia and Enterprise Ireland have a leading part, included participants from across the agri-food sector and featured both extensive trade contacts and political discussions with counterparts in the host countries. A number of further destinations for trade missions are also being considered. Markets in Asia, Africa and the Gulf Region are likely to feature prominently. The diversity of our own agri-food and drink businesses never fails to impress. The range of dairy products, meats powders, meat, prepared consumer foods, seafood and horticulture exported to valuable markets within the European Union and to countries worldwide is remarkable, but can never be taken for granted. The value of alcoholic beverages, including Irish Whiskey and Irish Cream which have EU GI status, reached €1.26 billion in 2015. Investment by large companies and companies operating on a craft scale in spirit drinks is ongoing and considerable. There are real strengths too in agri-business, machinery and software, which may indirectly and over time open up new market opportunities for food and drink. My Department is conscious of the economic contribution of the food and drink sectors not only to exports but also to developing a vibrant tourism and food tourism offering, both on and off farm.

Innovation and Insight Product reformulation and innovation have been identified by the food industry as business and growth opportunities as well as challenges. New taste and health agendas are emerging. Consumers are also seeking sophisticated, time-saving food solutions that retain health and nutritional benefits. The food and drink industry is a key stakeholder and my Department will continue to support third level investment in agri-food research, including through Teagasc. The opening by Bord Bia in September 2016 of the Thinking

House, as recommended by Food Wise 2025, made a world-class centre for consumer insights available to the food and drink sector. The Thinking House offers access to cutting-edge global research and is

supported by market specialists in the areas of qualitative research, data mining and analysis, brand and innovation. It caters for companies of all sizes who are ambitious to build their businesses. I would encourage companies to avail of this resource to identify market and consumer opportunities for their products and how best to brand, or tell their story in diverse countries and cultures.

Conclusion Over 85% of our food and drink exports now originate from companies participating in Origin Green. I would urge all companies to sign up to this unique programme, which offers a great opportunity to plan the growth of their businesses in a sustainable and environmentally sensitive way and enjoy a reputational benefit. I look forward to the continued development of the sector which has a unique impact on businesses and communities, both rural and urban, across Ireland and on the continuing sustainability of our economy. Truly, together, we are stronger. Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17 | 3


industry overview

Brexit Looming Large for Food and Drink Sector

The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have major implications for Ireland’s food and drink sector. Our Government must act now to help protect our largest indigenous industry, writes Paul Kelly, Director, Food & Drink Industry Ireland.

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reland’s largest indigenous sector with 230,000 linked jobs has seen exports grow by over 50% since 2009 to reach €10.8 billion in 2015. The sector’s continuing ambition is reflected in the €19 billion export target in Food Wise 2025. This ambition is, however, grounded in the reality that Ireland’s food and drink industry faces many challenges in domestic and export markets. These include: • Commodity volatility and market access difficulties now exacerbated by Brexit; • Costly and difficult access to finance, which is necessary for expansion; • Import competition in the domestic marketplace; • Food industry reputation and increased calls to impose taxes and restrict choice, whilst ignoring positive industry initiatives. The National Agri-food strategy, Food Wise 2025, doesn’t ignore these challenges and identifies a number of areas that require strategic action if the industry is to capitalise on, deliver and maximise the growth opportunities in the years to 2025. The cross cutting actions that will facilitate this growth are identified by Food Wise 2025 under the headings of:

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Human Capital; Competitiveness; Market Development; Innovation.

Many of these actions run across different Government Departments and Agencies or are influenced by EU or international developments and policies. Comprehensive and co-ordinated Government engagement is essential to help create the environment for industry to deliver growth and jobs.

Maintaining Competitiveness Budget 2017 and Government policy in general must help the food sector to maintain its competitiveness in UK and domestic markets, especially following Brexit. Government must show more ambition in tax schemes which support SME growth, increase funding for enterprise led training and up-skilling and avoid discriminatory taxes of food and beverage products. 41% of our food and drink exports go to the UK (€4.4 billion) and our industry is beginning to be severely impacted by exchange rate exposure.


industry overview Budget 2017 must support industry efforts to maintain our markets in the UK, as well as ensuring that in the domestic market, food companies remain competitive against imports and the threat of cross-border shopping. To do this we need to stay competitive and keep business costs under control. At a time of such uncertainty, Government also needs to avoid ill-considered public health measures such as soft drink taxes and focus instead on supporting industry efforts in product innovation and workplace wellbeing.

Brexit – Safeguarding Business, Jobs and Trade in Agri-Food

Whilst the sector faces many challenges in reaching the Food Wise 2025 growth targets, the most immediate, however, is the UK vote to leave the EU. The UK is our largest trading partner for food and drink and 41% of food and drink exports go to the UK (€4.4 billion). This includes: • • • •

70% of prepared consumer foods (PCF) exports; 56% of total meat exports; 30% of dairy exports (including 60% of cheese exports); 32% of alcohol exports.

The outcome of exit negotiations between the EU and UK will potentially have huge market access issues, with associated trade and regulatory implications. Many of these cannot yet be foreseen. However, the sector already faces one major challenge: a large and rapid weakening of Sterling, with a significant further weakening of the pound against the euro in prospect. This differs from previous currency shifts, being structural rather than cyclical. An analysis undertaken for FDII by the Ibec Economic Unit clearly indicates the severe impact on exports and jobs that this currency shift will have on a UK focused export sector like food. The analysis of the historical exchange rate and agri-food export relationship shows that a 1% weakness in Sterling results in a 0.7% drop in Irish exports to the UK. If Sterling was to weaken further towards the £0.90 mark, this would translate to losses of over €700 million in food exports and about 7,500 Irish jobs in that sector alone. The analysis has also determined that the structural and fundamental changes to the economic and business environment, within the Irish food industry and within the UK market, mean that a weakened Sterling is more problematic for exporters now that it was in the past. The Government’s objective must be to put in place mitigating measures to help companies manage their businesses through the on-going uncertainty caused by the currency shift and the exit negotiations. The focus must be on maintaining markets in the UK and developing other markets, as well as ensuring that in the domestic market, companies remain competitive against imports and the threat of cross-border shopping. This requires an immediate Brexit response package that includes: • A Government established taskforce led by the Department of the Taoiseach to engage with the food and drink sector on implementing immediate measures that will safeguard today’s business and trade flows in the face of this major challenge to our competitive position. • The re-introduction of the Employment Subsidy Scheme and the Enterprise Stabilisation measures which were last applied in 2009-11. • €25 million in funding for market diversification and product innovation measures. • An access to finance package that includes sustainable financing via funding from the Irish Strategic Investment Fund and improved State Aid rules.

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Government must show more ambition in tax schemes which support SME growth, increase funding for enterprise led training and up-skilling and avoid discriminatory taxes of food and beverage products.

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• An intense on-going focus on cost competitiveness led by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in areas such as labour, energy and insurance. • A fully ‘Brexit-proofed’ Budget which will address tax competi tiveness against the UK.

Effective and Efficient Grocery Sector Regulations April saw the activation of new grocery sector regulations. The regulations, which FDII has long campaigned for, will help address the major imbalance in the relationship between major grocery retailers and suppliers. Unfair practices faced by food and drinks companies include a failure to respect contractual terms, de-listing threats and unilateral deductions off-invoice without sound business reasons. In the short-term, these demands impact on individual suppliers, but ultimately they are also bad for consumers. Consumers are best served by a grocery market that is both fair and competitive, one that offers choice and convenience, and provides an outlet for new products and suppliers. Ireland has been slow to act, but the new rules will help to address some of the unfair pressures currently put on suppliers by major retailers. The regulations present a unique opportunity to create a fair trading environment in the Irish grocery sector and it is now up to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to effectively and efficiently enforce the rules. 6 | FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17

Irish agribusiness is the country’s largest indigenous sector, with 230,000 linked jobs, and exports growing by over 50% since 2009 to reach €10.8 billion in 2015.


regulation

Sugar tax A bitter pill to swallow A sugar tax may be populist, but its effectiveness is simply not supported by international experience, writes Irish Beverage Council Director, Kevin McPartlan.

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hose calling on the Government to impose additional taxes on sugar sweetened beverages contend that this will reduce levels of obesity and overweight and the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes but they ignore one critical fact; there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that this ‘sugar tax’ is effective in either regard. Consumption of sugar in Ireland, particularly from soft drinks, has been declining for many years while obesity and Type 2 Diabetes have increased. In any event, only about 3% of all the calories consumed in Ireland come from non alcoholic beverages, so any reduction would be of marginal impact. 60% of people don’t consume soft drinks at all and yet the incidence of obesity is absolutely identical in this group as in those who do. To suggest soft drinks are wholly or even significantly to blame for the nation’s weight problem is preposterous.

International Experience Proponents of a sugar tax point to its implementation in Mexico but fail to acknowledge that at peak efficacy (before consumption of soft drinks returned to and exceeded pre-tax levels), its implementation led to a net reduction per person of just 0.2% of the 2500 calories that an adult man is recommended to consume daily. They suggest that the tax will act as a disincentive to consumers but don’t disclose that sales of soft drinks in France are at the same level after the imposition of the discriminatory levy as before. As a society, we certainly need to tackle the increasing levels of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes but lazy thinking is no basis for effective public policy. The soft drinks industry has taken thousands of tonnes of sugar and tens of millions of calories out of the national diet by changing recipes and offering consumers a wide choice of products. About half of all non alcoholic beverages consumed in Ireland are now low and no calorie drinks. This was not as a result of legislation or 8 | FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17

in response to pressure from government; the industry developed and marketed innovative products as a contribution to improving health and well-being. Even ‘standard’ variants of soft drinks have been reformulated to reduce the levels of sugar. A report commissioned by Food and Drink Industry Ireland, and launched by the Minister for Health in January 2016, showed that by reformulating (or changing the recipes of ) existing products and producing and marketing low and no calorie/sugar products, the industry reduced the amount of sugar contributed by soft drinks to the Irish diet by 10% in just seven years. That equates to 2500 tonnes of sugar or 10 billion calories, and yet obesity and Type 2 Diabetes continue to increase.

Inelastic Demand for Soft Drinks Supporters of an additional tax on soft drinks will say that the revenue can be used for public health initiatives like funding sport in schools but they also argue that by making consumers pay more for these products, they will reduce the quantity sold. Are they seriously proposing we create an unstable funding base for such important initiatives? The truth is that consumption will not drop. A report by the Institute for Economic Affairs showed demand for softs drinks is inelastic; that is to say consumers are prepared to absorb an extra cost on soft drinks. Sales do not significantly decrease unless price hikes are dramatic. In Denmark, when additional taxes were imposed on certain foods, consumers simply switched to cheaper brands of the same type of product, shopped in low-cost retail outlets or crossed land borders to take advantage of lower prices. Irish consumers already pay more tax on soft drinks than almost any other Europeans. Unlike some other foods, VAT applies at 23% on all such products. Perhaps the Government might use the revenue that generates to fund public health initiatives.


regulation The bottom line is that there is no one intervention which will solve this problem but there has been very credible research to show which measures can be expected to be most effective.

Portion Control The McKinsey Global Institute published a report entitled ‘Overcoming obesity: An initial economic analysis’ just over a year ago. It considered various voluntary and mandatory interventions and ranked them in order of efficacy. Increased taxation isn’t even in the top 10. And what did McKinsey say would be most effective in reducing obesity? Portion control. This doesn’t garner the same headlines. It doesn’t fit the media agenda of accusing someone, anyone else, of being the source of the problem. We prefer to hold others accountable rather than recognise that we need to take responsibility for our own weight and that of our children. The media are happy to create ‘baddies’ to whom we can point as being to blame for the national weight and Type 2 Diabetes problem but the bottom line is, no one factor causes obesity and no one measure will solve it. A ‘sugar tax’ will not reduce obesity or Type 2 Diabetes: consuming less and moving more is the only real solution. One can consume standard soft drinks and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. It is equally possible to be morbidly obese without ever drinking sugar sweetened beverages. As with most things in life, moderation is key, but a political masterstroke has been played.

Expensive Grocery Baskets Popular support has been created for a ‘sugar tax’. The very people who will be out of pocket as a result of an entirely ineffective addi-

To suggest soft drinks are wholly or even significantly to blame for the nation’s weight problem is preposterous.

tional tax are calling for it to be implemented. We are sleepwalking into more expensive grocery baskets with no public health benefit. The truly bizarre fact is that the ‘sugar tax’ proposed by the Government’s Tax Strategy Group, and specifically included in the Fine Gael manifesto, would be imposed on products which contain absolutely no sugar.

And it sets a dangerous precedent. What next after soft drinks? Confectionery? Breakfast cereals? Bread? Ice cream? Prepared meals? Meat? Additional discretionary taxes on particular foods are bad for consumers – they demonstrate a lack of trust in ordinary people to make up their own minds and ultimately cost us all more money. As Ibec CEO Danny McCoy has said on many occasions, they are bad for business. It’s time to name a ‘sugar tax’ for what it is; a stealth tax portrayed as a public health initiative.

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product reformulation A recent FDII report reveals that Ireland’s food and drink companies have been reducing fat, saturated fat, sugar salt and calories through reformulation, writes Paul Kelly, Director, Food and Drink Industry Ireland.

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arlier this year, FDII published a report which shows significant reductions in fat, saturated fat, sugar, salt and calories achieved through reformulation, which includes changing the recipes, of some of Ireland’s most popular foods and beverages. The FDII /Creme Global Reformulation Project report, compiled by leading analysts Creme Global, used data on 600 products from 14 of Ireland’s major food and drink companies and was supported by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). It showed that during the seven years (2005-2012) covered by the research: • Salt content of the products analysed reduced by 37%; • Sugar content fell by 14%; • The amount of energy as measured in calories sold over the seven years to 2012 reduced by 12%; • Both total fat and saturated fat intake reduced by approximately 10%. This FDII report is the first of its kind in the world, as never before has the impact of reformulation on the diet of an entire nation been analysed. The commitment of food and drink companies to change recipes and introduce new products has had a significant and positive impact on the diet of Irish consumers.

the Irish national diet between 2005 and 2012.

Trend Analysis

clear demonstration and acknowledgement of the commitment of food and drink companies in Ireland to improve the health of the nation through reformulation, while maintaining the highest standards of product safety, integrity and taste. The Reformulation Measurement Report contains the results of a measurement initiative that was specially designed by predictive consumption experts, Creme Global, working with the 14 participating companies, with the FSAI providing advice on the design to ensure its robustness. The 14 FDII member companies that participated were: Britvic Ireland; Coca Cola Ireland; Glanbia Consumer Foods; Kellogg Company Ireland; Kepak Convenience Foods; Kerry Foods; Largo Foods; Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ireland; Mars Ireland; Mondelez International; Nestlé; PepsiCo; Unilever; Valeo Foods A supplementary report has been prepared on the beverage sector, which looks at the impact of reformulation and the introduction of low and no cal beverage products by FDII members on the population. It proved these measures led to reductions in the levels of sugar (-10%) and energy (-7%) from beverages in

The 14 major consumer food and drink companies will now provide reformulation data for the period 2013 to 2015. This will be the basis of another report to be published next year to allow trend analysis and better informed business and policy decisions in the future. FDII will also recruit companies into a wider reformulation reporting programme, modelled on the successful salt reduction collaboration between industry and the FSAI that ran from 2003 to 2013. Participating companies will provide FDII with information on reformulation and other product innovations such as portion size, fortification and the introduction of new products containing less calories, salt, sugar, fat and/or saturated fat. The FDII/Creme Global research provides food companies and policy makers alike with valuable insights on the progress being made in product reformulation and importantly, on the positive impact it has had and will continue to have on the nation’s diet and health. If all companies with similar products reformulated their energy content to the same extent as those currently involved in the research, the biggest effect would be in children and would prevent over half a stone excessive weight gain per year in each child. FDII’s reformulation initiative is part of an ambitious programme undertaken under its Health Strategy, which was launched in 2013.

The Role of Government The report was launched by then Health Minister Leo Varadkar TD, who said: “In Health, the focus is generally on the day to day problems we face but we will never get on top of these or get budgets under control in the long-term if we don’t improve our health as individuals and as a nation. Being healthy starts with personal responsibility, but the Government also has a role to play. “The recent Healthy Ireland survey showed that while obesity levels have stabilised, still some 60% of people are overweight or obese. The food industry is well placed to play an important role in the ongoing battle against obesity. I see them playing a key part and leading by example. While I support the efforts being made on reformulation in the past, I would like to see this work moving at a quicker pace with clear targets and timelines for achievement over the next three to five years.”

The Reformulation Measurement Report shows the following reduction (% Reduction in Levels of Nutrients Sold) • Energy: 11.58% • Total Fat: 9.86% • Saturated Fat: 12.01% • Sodium: 36.66% • Sugar: 13.83%

Massive Impact of Reformulation A recent report by McKinsey Global found that reformulation by industry is second only to consuming smaller portions in the impact it has on tackling obesity. The FDII report is a FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17 | 11


meat sector

Meat Sector Can Deliver on Food Wise 2025 W Meat Industry Ireland believes that Irish meat exports can grow by over €1 billion over the term of the Food Wise 2025 agri-food strategy, writes Cormac Healy, Director, Meat Industry Ireland.

hen the Government launched Food Wise 2025, a 10 year vision for the Irish agri-food industry, this time last year, it set out a number of headline growth targets, the principal one being to grow the value of Irish food and drink exports by 85% to €19 billion by 2025. All sectors of our agri-food industry will have to contribute to this target and the meat industry has the necessary ambition, capability and opportunity to play its part. In 2015, exports of Irish beef, lamb, pigmeat and poultry amounted to €3.5 billion, or 32% of total food and drink exports. This represents in excess of 50% value growth since 2010 and Meat Industry Ireland (MII) believes that there is scope to further increase Irish meat export value by an additional €1 billion by 2025. Given that the meat processing sector has a huge and unique impact on rural economic activity, this growth potential will contribute significantly to balanced regional development in the economy.

Additional Employment

Cormac Healy, Director, Meat Industry Ireland.

A significant additional employment dividend can also be expected. In many of the rural areas where processing facilities have been established, the meat processing plant is often the largest local employer and the driver of significant employment in related input and service sectors. As part of the Food Wise 2025 implementation process, MII is working with its members across the entire meat processing sector to define our level of ambition for growth, to identify the key enablers and then to work collaboratively with producers, Government departments and state agencies to ensure delivery. Success depends on

a shared ambition across all stakeholders and we know that success must mean reward for all.

The Brexit Situation

Obviously, the recent UK Brexit decision will present some challenges and clearly will give us a period of uncertainty. The UK market has always been important to Irish meat exports. Nevertheless, in the longer term, we believe that the sheer scale and importance of the meat trade flows between Ireland and the UK, coupled with our traditional trading links and the strong B2B relationships, will ensure that trade continues, even if at reduced volumes and price. In the short term, the challenge will be from weaker Sterling and possible weaker UK consumer spending impacting on competitiveness and demand respectively. The UK will always represent a major destination for Irish meat exports but we will continue to develop Irish meat sales across Europe and very much focus on increasing Irish meat exports to international markets, particularly the new growth markets of Asia.

Growth Opportunities MII has recently published its proposals on the growth opportunity for the sheepmeat sector, with the aim to increase output by 40% or one million lambs. Similar strategies will be released for the other meat sectors and we believe there is opportunity to grow the beef sector by 20%, the pigmeat sector by 35% and the potential exists to at least double output value from our poultry sector. There are, of course, specific issues to address in the beef, sheepmeat, pigmeat and poultry sectors, but MII will also target its efforts on a number of key cross-cutting issues in the wider meat sector that we believe to be critical to the growth and further development of the meat sector. These include growing international market access, continued focus on improving productivity at farm level, building on the strong sustainability credentials of Irish meat, maintaining the highest quality and safety standards and ensuring that the necessary investment is made in meat processing and the wider meat and livestock sector. Working together, the meat sector has the collective capability to contribute enormously to the Food Wise 2025 targets and continue to grow the sector and the economy. About Meat Industry Ireland Meat Industry Ireland is the sector association within Ibec that represents the meat processing industry in Ireland.

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dairy

Brexit

and the dairy sector:

the challenges ahead

Brexit presents significant challenges for the Irish dairy industry, writes Conor Mulvihill, Director of the Irish Dairy Industries Association, who are working on the development of tools to help protect Ireland’s dairy sector.

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he last 18 months have presented challenges for the Irish dairy industry as we dipped to the bottom of a dairy volatility cycle. It is ironic that just as we see the green shoots of recovery appear in dairy markets, the Brexit vote now again plunges us into period of uncertainty, with numerous regulatory, trading and financial risks for Irish dairy businesses. We do have a level of certainty in the medium term that while Britain remains a member of the EU, existing trade rules apply as normal. Longer term issues include the probable lack of investment decisions made by businesses until clarity comes in the UK’s negotiating position and future relationship with the EU. These negotiations will also be a huge distraction from EU day-to-day business for the foreseeable future and will put pressures on key

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work that needs to be engaged with for the development of the dairy industry. The loss of Britain’s €8.5 billion contribution to the EU budget will cause a major squeeze on the future of the CAP in terms of basic payments and market management tools. And the loss of almost €3.5 billion in farm payments to UK farmers, including dairy farmers in Northern Ireland, will be a significant challenge for the industry to face.

The Island of Ireland Perspective From an island of Ireland perspective, the southern based dairy industry has a controlling share of the majority of NI dairy processing assets. Another concern is that the leaving of the UK also presents a serious conundrum on the legal origin definition of ‘Irish’ milk into the future. In general EU terms, Irish dairy is losing a key ally in


dairy Britain, with her departure as a liberal champion of the free market and of a science-based approach to decision making likely to make the EU more protectionist, putting greater emphasis on the Franco-German relationship in future decisions. In terms of trade, an area that is key to the future success of Irish dairy, there is uncertainty as to how import tariff rate quotas will be parcelled out. For example, New Zealand’s circa 77,000 tonnes of butter access into the EU was originally predicated upon an open trade relationship between the UK and New Zealand when the UK first joined the EU. The UK leaving will also likely cause a pause in existing EU trade negotiations, such as those with the US, Canada and Japan as they look for clarity on the political and economic consequences of Britain leaving the EU. As a country exporting approaching 90% of our dairy produce, such a delay is not in the interest of our farmers and the industry. The Irish Dairy Industries Association (IDIA) has already set out a programme of engaging with stakeholders In Ireland, Britain and Brussels and will be ensuring the dairy angle will be central in terms of the Irish negotiating position.

• Give guidance to farmers as to the real value of milk so as they can make investments decisions and time such investments based on real market values. • Provide the basis for the development of risk management tools (such as Futures and Options contracts) which would enable farmers, dairy businesses and end users to manage price risk and secure margins. To date, the industry has taken it on itself, in terms of time, effort and expense, to develop this index and it has now been proven that sufficient data and Irish dairy business support is available to take the index to the next stage in its development. The next stage in the index development is to continue to collect and produce the data, have the index audit reviewed and have models reviewed on a monthly basis, as well as developing spot prices for various commodities and milk returns. Then, the plan is to subsequently launch the publicity campaign and release the audit reviewed index values to the public. We hope to move to this phase in the autumn of 2016. IDIA will be working with our members strongly to proactively position ourselves as best we can in these truly uncharted waters.

Negotiations It is likely that the European Commission will be mandated to negotiate and conclude an agreement on behalf of the Union. The agreement would need to cover areas vital to us as diverse as trade, taxation, food safety and environmental rules. It will also need to address the phasing out of EU financing programmes like the Common Agricultural Policy and research funding. As stated, the UK is a net contributor to the EU budget, and upon its exit, there will be severe downward pressure on agricultural budgets for direct payments and key market management programmes from a dairy perspective. Even though it does not suit our Irish dairy interests, there is a school of thought that with elections due in the Netherlands, France and Germany in 2017, there is every reason to expect that the 27 remaining EU member states may play hardball on the exit negotiations, to discourage other sceptical electorates from following the same path.

What else is IDIA doing? The Irish industry has been working on the development of a national milk price reference which will produce, through the aggregation of actual commodity sales price data, a transparent and audit reviewed calculation of the weighted average return from the sale of dairy commodities in a c/lt milk price equivalent. IDIA members have made leading strides in the offering of fixed price contract schemes to farmer members to help shield them from volatility and market shocks such as Brexit, and the initiation of a functioning futures market for Irish farmers and their businesses is the obvious next step for the industry. Such a tool will have the added advantage of encouraging farmers not to increase production during low prices to compensate for cash flow issues.

Milk Price Benchmark The goals and objectives of the developed milk price benchmark is to: • Provide a trusted benchmark which can be used to highlight the actual return on milk in the Irish market. A trusted and accurate benchmark can be used for fair and transparent milk price determination as well as being used as an international benchmark for physical commodity contracts.

About the IDIA The Irish Dairy Industries Association (IDIA) represents primary and secondary dairy manufacturers, including the specialist nutrition sector in Ireland. The IDIA is affiliated to Ibec.

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irish whiskey

Liquid Gold Miriam Mooney, Head of the Irish Whiskey Association, reflects on the continued growth of Irish whiskey internationally.

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rish whiskey is the fastest growing premium spirit in the world, as a result of which there is great potential for jobs, exports and tourism. At its height in the mid 19th century, there were 88 licensed distilleries, making Irish whiskey the largest global spirits category of all time. However, a combination of events led to the industry’s demise and by the mid-1980s, only two Irish whiskey distilleries remained.

The Whiskey Comeback The late 1980s marked the beginning of Irish whiskey’s comeback. In 1988, Irish Distillers became a member of Group Pernod Ricard and in 1987, Cooley Distillery was established and became the first independent distillery to begin distilling Irish whiskey in over 100 years. By 2013, exports had risen by 220%. One of the country’s fastest growing sectors, Irish whiskey producers now employ over 700 people, export to over 77 markets, and support the Irish agricultural sector with a domestic spend of €350 million every year. According to Bord 16 | FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17

Bia, the beverage sector is the best performing sector in terms of export growth, driven to a large degree by the growth in Irish whiskey production. As a result of this renewed growth and interest, the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) was established in 2014. It provides a forum for all operators, new and old to come together to share expertise and cooperate in building the Irish whiskey category. This is an all island association, representing over 90% of Irish whiskey producers.

The IWA’s Mission The Irish Whiskey Association’s mission is fourfold: promoting the sector both in Ireland and internationally; supporting new entrants to the market; protecting the high standards of Irish whiskey by working with the relevant authorities to ensure that the legal protection afforded by the geographic indication is applied; and ensuring public policy supports the sustainable growth of the sector. Last year, the IWA launched an important

document entitled ‘Vision for Irish whiskey’, a strategy which sets out the industry’s ambition for future growth. It identifies five pillars on which a successful industry can be built: (1) adequately resourced infrastructure, (2) category integrity and promotion, (3) sustainable supply and demand, (4) vibrant tourism offering and (5) development of strong home market.

Expansion Mode In the last decade, the category has grown by almost 200%. Last year, the category exported 7.3 million 9-litre cases of Irish whiskey to over 77 countries. This figure is set to exceed 24 million cases by 2030. The Irish whiskey industry is firmly in expansion mode, with exports set to double again by 2030. There is significant room to grow as an industry, with demand currently outstripping supply, leaving room for both established distillers and smaller entrants. However, realising the growth potential requires the support of Government, industry and all relevant stakeholders.


training & development

Investing in Smart Skills Lakeland Dairies Class of 2015/2016 graduates receive their certification along with Lucia O’Neill, Graduate Programme Manager, Lakeland Dairies; Michael Hanley, CEO Lakeland Dairies; and Mark Skinner, Network Manager of the FDII Skillnet.

The Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII ) Skillnet supports training and development across the food and drink sector, writes Mark Skinner, Network Manager.

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nvestment in the development of human capital is a key element in helping Irish food and drink manufacturers and processors achieve the ambitious targets set up by Food Wise 2025. While the sector has made great progress over the past decade, it has many challenges from a skills perspective. As we look to address the consequences of Brexit and the currency crisis, the ability to remain competitive on the global market is key. As a result, investment in smart skills is essential to ensure we maximise levels of efficiencies, effectiveness and innovation. Other challenges we face include upward pressure on labour costs due to increases in the cost of living, particularly housing costs. In addition, with more competition from other sectors looking to access talent, we face challenges in the recruitment and retention of appropriate talent. All of this is occurring at a time when the need to maintain the levels of our competitiveness is essential.

Excellent Value for Money The FDII Skillnet was launched in 2013 with a commitment to the delivery of strategically essential training that is delivered to the highest standard and offers excellent value for money to members. This commitment has been overseen by a steering group of industry experts, who have helped develop new programmes and last year saw the network deliver over 4,000 training days to over 800 trainees from 128 companies. Each sector of the industry is represented, with companies from the meat, dairy, consumer foods and beverages sector being supported by the network. Membership of the network is free, and benefits include: • Industry specific training that’s relevant to your business; • Up to 60% saving on the cost of training, due to network purchasing power plus part-government funding; • Flexible training that is delivered at times that suit your company; • Saving time on procurement, as all courses procured by the network are done so to ensure all trainers meet the quality 18 | FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17

standards of the sector and that value for money is achieved; • Opportunity to collaborate and learn from colleagues across the industry. The training programmes delivered through the FDII Skillnet are developed specifically for the food and drink sector. They are available at a subsidised cost to member companies for staff at every level, from operatives to managers and food technicians to regulatory personnel. Free access to some of the training courses is also available for eligible jobseekers.

Identifying Training Needs Relevance of the training courses is paramount to the network. As such, all training courses run are done so on the basis of training needs identified by the network’s steering group and company members within the sector. Training currently being delivered by the network falls into the following categories: • Leadership and People Management, for all levels from Line Leaders to senior Leadership Teams; • Food Industry Commercial Skills, to support the development of commercial, national account management and field sales teams; • Graduate training to support the recruitment and upskilling of graduates into the industry; • Food Industry Skills; • Lean & Lean Six Sigma; • Management Skills; • IT Skills. Upcoming skills gaps being addressed by the network are in the area of Operative Skills, Sustainability, Reformulation, International Trade and Regulatory Affairs. The network is funded by member companies and Skillnets, which in turn is funded by the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Education and Skills (DES). More information can be found on www.fdii.ie or by contacting Mark Skinner, FDII Skillnet Network Manager on (01) 6051615 or mark.skinner@ibec.ie.


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shelf-ready packaging

Don’t get left on

the shelf

Limerick Packaging are at the forefront of Shelf-Ready Packaging, supplying the country’s top food producers with packs that contain, protect, inform, open easily, break down easily, are easily recyclable and help to sell the products on-shelf.

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helf-Ready Packaging or Retail-Ready Packaging is all the rage these days and with very good reason. The need to attract the eye of the shopper to make a repeat purchase or to make an impulse buy is filled by good Retail-Ready Packaging. No company understands the influencers along the retail path to a purchase like Limerick Packaging. Brand recognition is essential to get the shopper’s hand over a product and in that moment of truth (more like a fraction of a second), you’ve got to close the deal. Only really good quality SRP’s/RRP’s will get the repeat purchase or impulse purchase into the basket and only exceptional packaging companies understand how to provide the standard of Shelf-Ready/Retail-Ready packs that will do that. Limerick Packaging is just such an exceptional packaging provider, with a string of top food producers depending on them to provide them Limerick Packaging supplies some of Ireland’s leading food producers with Retail-Ready

Recycling is an area where the corrugated industry excels.

with Retail-Ready packs to the very highest standard; packs that contain, protect, inform, open easily, break down easily, are recyclable and most of all are selling devices for their products on shelf. It’s easy to “get left on the shelf”, but not when you use RRP’s/SRP’s from Limerick Packaging. According to Mike Boland, Sales Director of Limerick Packaging, to be successful in the supply of RRP’/SRP’s you must understand the five E’s of Retail-Ready packaging, also known as the five easies.

The Five ‘Easies’ Easy to Identify This is particularly important for goods arriving at the store in bulk. Although retailers receive a whole range of products in bulk, their staff must be able to find the products quickly and not waste time searching in the back of the store. This also reduces the risk of placement errors in storage. To achieve this, a Retail-Ready Pack must have information printed on the outside, such as the brand, product name, barcode and other information. Pictures of the products printed on the packaging are also very helpful.

Easy to Open In order to make shelf replenishment easy and fast for retail staff, the packaging must be easy to open. Clear graphic instructions are necessary and the actual opening should be efficient. The pack must be designed in such a way that knives are not required to open it.

Easy to Replenish This condition is closely related to ‘Easy to Open’ and again applies to putting products on the shelf. It implies that, once opened, the Retail-Ready 20 | FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17


shelf-ready packaging

Pack should still be transportable and not lose its structural integrity. More importantly for retailers, the secondary packaging should be stackable and make the most use of precious shelf space.

Easy to Shop ‘Easy to Shop’ takes the focus away from retailers and concerns the shopper. This implies that shoppers must be able to quickly find the product they seek from the branding printed on the Retail-Ready Packs. This is a critical requirement. In addition, once they have found what they want, shoppers should be able to remove it from the shelf without difficulty. The inside should be white, as shoppers don’t like placing their hand into a dark area, particularly when the Retail-Ready Pack is close to empty. Once empty, a window on the back should allow the shopper to see the full retail-ready pack behind.

Easy to Recycle (formerly Easy to Dispose) Recycling of packaging should take a minimal amount of time and storage space. Ideally, retail staff should simply be able to flatten the packaging to make it easy to transport for recycling. Recycling is an area where the corrugated industry excels, due to its vast integrated recycling collection network. Overall, carefully designed corrugated packaging can satisfy all these conditions: it is easily printed on; incredibly strong but easy to open; easily compacted; and easily recycled. Not many other forms of packaging can satisfy the five easies like corrugated, and that’s why it is a material of choice for retailers and suppliers to those retailers. “It is an additional sales tool, essential in today’s fast moving world and in a time when a shopping decision is actually made in less than a second”, said Mike. Limerick Packaging offer so much more than Retail-Ready Packaging, as Mike explained: “While we excel at Retail-Ready Packaging, we also have a vast range of packaging products, all stocked in our barcoded facility in Limerick City and all delivered ‘On Time, Everytime’. Our product range is quite extensive. While 90% of our business is corrugated boxes in regular slotted case and die-cut formats, we now supply Litho printed outer boxes and inner cartons in very large quantities to a growing number of customers. We also supply industrial polythene bags, sheets and pallet hoods, pallet edge-guards, high quality post-printed boxes, pallet-wrap, strapping, strapping accessories, tapes and a full range of protective foams.”

Exceptional Delivery Service The Sales Director also pointed to the fact that it is company policy to operate its own delivery fleet, as this provides the flexibility necessary to meet all customer needs on a daily basis. “If we receive a call-off from one of our 350 customers by noon today, we will deliver tomorrow anywhere on the island of Ireland,” boasted Mike, who further explained that Limerick Packaging are certified to ISO9001:2008 and operate to ISO14001 and BRC/IOP standards.

The Limerick Packaging portfolio includes a host of packaging supplies, including pallet edge-guards, high quality post-printed boxes, pallet-wrap, strapping, strapping accessories, tapes and a full range of protective foams.

Having grown from zero in June 2002 to a very sizeable company today, Connie Ryan, Managing Director and co-owner of Limerick Packaging is perfectly placed to sum up their success to date: “Our success is attributable to the generosity of our many customers, in the first instance for believing in us and placing their business with us, and for continuing to support us,” he said. “Many of our customers who gave us business when we started have remained with us to this day,” Connie concluded. “We have rewarded our customers with state-of-the-art design and problem solving skills, trouble-free trading, competitive pricing and quality products delivered ‘on time, everytime’. We will continue to dedicate ourselves to our customers as we hope that many more fine customers will join in and be part of our success story.” Limerick Packaging are leaders in the design and manufacture of Shelf-Ready Packaging.

Continuous Improvement Not content to rest on their considerable laurels, however, Limerick Packaging’s mission is one of continuous improvement. “We are never happy and we are always striving to improve our performance and to create the ultimate customer experience,” Mike admitted. “We are close but we are not there yet, and when we reach our goal, we will push on and once again set new standards for customer service. Our next challenge is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accreditation, which we have commenced work on.” FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17 | 21


export markets

Bord Bia

Bullish About Food’s Future Bord Bia provide an overview of Ireland’s food and drink industry, the country’s largest indigenous employer, with particular focus on export markets and the potential impact of Brexit.

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he food and drink sector is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry, accounting for 24% of all industry turnover and 26% of all manufacturing turnover. It is responsible for 8.4% of total employment, with 167,000 people employed directly in Ireland. Irish food and drink is an adaptable sector that copes well with uncertainty and while the UK decision to leave the EU will lead to challenges ahead, export performance in 2016 remains strong. Last year, Ireland’s food and drink exports reached a record high of €10.8 billion, representing a sixth year of consecutive growth. The UK continues to be Ireland’s key export destination. Irish food and drink exports to the UK accounted for 41% of total exports in 2015, valued at €4.4 billion: significantly, this was an increase of 7% on the previous year. As such, the exposure of the food and drink exporters to fallout from the UK electorate’s decision to leave the EU is more acute than any other sector. Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive, Bord Bia, commented, “While our post-Brexit survey of food and drink companies indicated obvious concern about the short term shocks and uncertainty, exporters expressed a desire to hold their ground in the UK and are seeking assistance in developing the skills required to manage their way through the current difficulties, based on insight and feedback from UK customers, buyers and consumers. “The overwhelming need articulated by clients is for information and regular updates on the market and on the negotiations and implications as they unfold,” he added. “Support to develop and defend their positions in the UK market and navigate through the changes is also prioritised and, for those who believe they have the capacity to expand beyond the UK, there is a demand for support to find new markets.”

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Export Performance: Sector by Sector Analysis Beef and Livestock The first half of 2016 was challenging for exports of live cattle, but saw growth in beef exports. Live cattle exports had declined by 24.9% year-on-year as of August, with the slump in Sterling and regulatory issues in EU markets raising costs. Offsetting this, beef exports rose by 3% in the first half of 2016. This trend is likely to continue, as exports to emerging markets grow.

Pigmeat In the first half of 2016, pigmeat exports rose by 17% compared to 2015 levels. The year-to-date pig supplies up to August of 2016 were 2% higher compared to 2015, though in the latter half of the year, they are expected to decline on the back of some decrease in the breeding herd. In August, prices were 3% lower than last year: however, Ireland does enjoy 1% higher prices than the EU average. Towards the middle of the year, prices began to pick up as supplies tightened, with the latter half of the year expected to see Asian markets demanding more pigmeat and offal, as New Year celebrations approach. This year saw shipments of pigmeat to China double, reaching 39,000 tonnes.

Dairy For the first six months of 2016, dairy supplies were 10% up year-on-year. However, the year-on-year increase has lessened as the year progressed, with low milk prices


export markets

Aidan Cotter, Bord Bia CEO, and James Walton, Chief Economist at IGD, pictured at the Bord Bia Brexit Briefing organised for Irish food producers.

leading to decreased production. The past 18 months have been challenging for the Irish dairy sector, with supply exceeding demand and a continuing depression in dairy prices. Ongoing trade suspensions between the EU and Russia have closed Russian markets to Irish dairy, while falling oil prices have challenged the economies of many dairy-importing countries. In recent months, however, European dairy production has been slowing down. European dairy prices have shown a slight increase, in response to relatively strong demand for fats, as well as tightening dairy supplies.

Bord Bia’s Bloom had its biggest year yet in 2016, with 115,000 attending, including President Michael D. Higgins.

Prepared Foods Last year, prepared consumer foods, encompassing value added products from all food and drink sectors, performed well, with 7% growth in exports overall. Growth in exports to the UK and other EU markets grew very well (11% and 9% respectively), though declining to international markets by over 10%. The narrower prepared foods category, which includes processed and ready-to-eat foods, declined in 2015, due to a 37% decline in exports of dairy-based powders. Trade shifted heavily to the UK market, which grew by 18%, offsetting a sharp decline in international markets. The UK prepared-meals market is set to grow to £5.6 billion by 2019, driven by premiumisation and longer working hours, creating a demand for convenient foods. Home-baking continues to show year-on-year growth, with consumer interest reflecting the popularity of television programmes like The Great British Bake-Off. Valued at €60.5 million in 2015, the Irish bakery ingredients market is projected to grow at 3.1% until 2019. Baking is becoming more popular, with consumers enjoying an activity which can be shared online through social media, as well as a way of spending time with children.

Beverages The Irish drinks industry is a vibrant sector that has grown fourfold in the last decade, exporting to 130 markets worldwide, with Irish whiskey the world’s fastest-growing spirit. By 2020, we can anticipate that the 50 microbreweries in Ireland will increase to 100, and whiskey exports will have doubled in five years. Emerging markets continue to be a strong influencer of exports, with rising disposable income in the developing world increasing demand for premium alcoholic beverages. While exports to the UK have heretofore been helped by a weak euro against the Sterling, the aftermath of the Brexit vote may see this trend slacken.

Seafood

The Thinking House, Bord Bia’s new Consumer Insight Centre

It has been a challenging year for Irish seafood, as overall export values for the first two quarters have declined 3.85% year-on-year. A drop of 26.3%

in export volumes was offset by an increase in unit prices. Salmon exports have grown by 2% over the first two quarters of 2016, with the top three markets of France, Germany and Belgium experiencing double-digit growth. Irish shellfish were a success story in 2016, with value increasing by 26% to €103 million. Accounting for almost a quarter of this value are Dublin Bay Prawns, which grew by 35% year-on-year.

Edible Horticulture & Cereals The mushroom industry is Ireland’s largest horticulture industry, valued at €112 million. Almost 75% of this is exported to the UK. The EU-funded ‘Just Add Mushrooms’ and ‘More to Mushrooms’ campaigns have boosted the number of UK households buying mushrooms to 600,000. One potential setback is that Irish exporters have a higher market share in high value retailers, and a lower share in discounters, who are likely to exert more of an influence on prices. Like other exports, a weaker Sterling may reduce the competitiveness of Irish horticulture. The cut foliage industry has grown to a €5 million export figure, and Bord Bia is confident that this will reach €20 million by 2020.

Key Events in 2016 This year marked Bord Bia’s 10th annual Bloom event and once again, it was a huge success for the organisation. Beautiful weather helped to attract record crowds to the Phoenix Park, Dublin, with over 115,000 people attending the show over five days. Plans are already underway for Bloom 2017, with many designers and Irish brands already signed up to participate in next year’s show. Meanwhile, September saw the opening of The Thinking House, Bord Bia’s new consumer insight centre. The Thinking House is designed to encourage collaboration between all the stakeholders in the Irish food and drink sector. The creative space is home to Bord Bia’s growing Consumer Insight and Research team. It includes a new library, a focus group room, which is open to the industry, a branding and innovation hub and a meeting space for up to 70 people. Managed by Bord Bia’s Director of Consumer Insight, Helen King, The Thinking House brings Irish companies access to global intelligence, specialist category knowledge and experience, and the professional facilitating skills of clear and imaginative marketing thinkers. FOOD IRELAND YFOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17 | 23


seafood innovation

BIM

Driving the Innovation Agenda

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ight of Ireland’s leading seafood companies are putting their innovative ideas to the test in the inaugural BIM Seafood Innovation Academy. The aim of the BIM Seafood Innovation Academy is to strengthen the skill sets and capability in the seafood processing sector regarding new product development, technology transfer and business model innovation, and to directly assist the companies to see their new seafood product ideas through from concept to market launch. During a series of workshops, seafood processors will build the innovation process within their own businesses while at the same time developing some very innovative new products.

Three interactive and engaging workshops run by BIM will help the companies understand the necessity for innovation, the challenges they face and how these challenges can be overcome. Costas Papaikonomou, co-founder of Happen Innovation, based in London and Amsterdam, created a platform where companies can find and examine insights into new products. Using this insight, companies can create product concepts that solve a customer “frustration” to provide a real benefit for a consumer. This will be a key benefit to companies understanding the consumer and deciding on new product concepts at the beginning of the innovation process.

Attracting New Talent and Skills

Speakers at the workshops to date included Dr Mairead Brady, Assistant Marketing Professor from Trinity College Dublin’s Business School, Zuilmah Wallis from Bord Bia’s Insights Team, Brian English, Managing Director of Qupact, and Brian Ogilvie, Institute of Technology Carlow. Dr Brady focused on gathering market intelligence about your products and the consumer, and using the latest available technology. Wallis provided valuable presentation insights for the seafood category. English discussed innovation in routes to market, while Ogilvie explained the theory behind how innovation processes

The focus of the Innovation Academy is to facilitate seafood companies to build the right company structures and capability to drive their own innovation agenda. BIM have identified the need to attract new talent and skills, particularly in the areas of new product development, business development and marketing and the Seafood Innovation Academy will assist to address this deficit through the “Innovation Advisory Graduate” programme with Universities and Institutes of Technology.

Top Quality Speakers

Participants in the second Seafood Innovation Academy Workshop, held in September 2016. 24 | FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17

can change your business. As part of the Seafood Innovation Academy, guest industry speakers bring an element of real life experience. At the first two workshops, Head of R&D at Carbery Ingredients, Áine Hallihan explained the company’s transition from commodity products into producing value added products. She also described how the culture of innovation works in a large company. Sarah O’Connor from Cool Beans talked about how they have successfully created an innovative, healthy ready meal from the basic bean! Their sales have spiralled from modest beginnings in 2014 to a factor of 18 times turnover in 2016. Bernard Coyle, founder of Mr Crumb, explained how their company has taken a commodity product of bread crumbs and grown and reached new markets by constantly innovating. All eight companies are working with the SDC Innovation Team at BIM’s Seafood Development Centre to complete the Innovation Process. The companies who deliver the required stages of the innovation process to agreed timelines will launch new products into different markets in Ireland and the EU. The last stage of the academy will include a field visit to an international centre of excellence that has built a successful business innovation model. A final workshop is due to take place in November.


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Super-chilling to Maximise Product Quality and Route to Market

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he Irish seafood sector is worth €810 million and Irish seafood is in great demand on our key International markets. To meet continued consumer demands and to remain competitive, the Irish seafood sector must constantly stay up to date in relation to new innovative technologies. BIM’s Seafood Development Centre takes a leading role in this new innovative technology and is constantly exploring and pilot testing new technologies, before transferring these technology insights to the seafood processing sector. As part of these new innovative technologies, BIM has explored the possibility of super-chilling to improve the route to market and shelf life and quality of chilled products.

Super-chilling seafood products to lower fillet core temperatures can have many benefits for Ireland’s seafood sector, including improved product shelf life. It is one of the innovative new technologies being explored by BIM’s Seafood Development Centre.

Benefits of Super-Chilling Super-chilling technology involves “crust-freezing” raw fish fillets, with the aim of maintaining a core temperature of less than 0 degrees Celsius during transport and chilled storage. The major benefits of this technology include lower fillet core temperature, resulting in superior quality compared to standard chill temperatures (2-4 degrees Celsius), with the potential to reduce/eliminate the need for crushed ice during transport and related efficiencies in logistical transport costs, extended shelf life of fillets and superior organoleptic quality. For an island nation, a 24-hour extension in shelf life will deliver increased competitiveness, as a quality product can be distributed further with longer shelf life, meeting consumer demand. BIM recently undertook a reference visit to a large Icelandic whitefish fishing vessel which has been retrofitted with super-chilling equipment and two associated whitefish factories. In defining optimal super-chilling conditions, each step in the chain has been painstakingly measured to determine effects on quality. The combined effect of these steps results in a product that is super-chilled to lower-than-average core temperatures and which maintains excellent quality for longer. The innovation is not only in the technology of freezing, but also in the form of polystyrene packaging boxes with curved

Super-chilling results in a product that is super-chilled to lower-than-average core temperatures and which maintains excellent quality for longer.

inside cavities as opposed to traditional rectangular corners, which maintain optimal temperatures within the box for up to six days. The super-chilled products are placed into these boxes, sealed and the contents can sit comfortably at –0.5 degrees Celsius for up to six days unopened.

Adding Value Super-chilling is just one technology currently being investigated via the BIM Seafood Development Centre to potentially add further value to the Irish raw material base. The SDC links with national and international technology partners and knowledge providers to identify technology solutions to add further value to Irish marine resources. For more information, contact John Fagan: Fagan@bim.ie.

Super-chilling technology involves “crust-freezing” raw fish fillets, with the aim of maintaining a core temperature of less than 0 degrees Celsius during transport and chilled storage.

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food safety news

Staying Alert About Food

Food alerts are notifications issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) to food inspectors and food businesses or other businesses relating to an identified hazard i.e. a biological, chemical or physical agent in, or condition of food/food contact materials with the potential to cause an adverse health effect. Food alerts are issued as either ‘Category 1 For Action’ or ‘Category 2 For Information’, depending on the nature of the risk. Category 1 alerts are issued where there is an identified risk to consumers and action needs to be taken by food inspectors and/or food businesses or other businesses. These alerts will clearly set out what is known about the food (including product name, batch/production codes, size of containers, durability dates etc.), the hazard, the risk and the specific action required. Category 2 alerts are issued for information relating to food safety, but not detailing or requiring any specific action to be taken. These alerts will clearly set out what is known about the food (including product name, batch/ production codes, size of containers, durability dates etc.), and the hazard. Where there is a need for action to be taken, or to convey the information to a wider enforcement and food business community, the FSAI will issue a national food alert on the FSAI website at www.fsai.ie/news_centre/food_alerts. html. The food alert will be notified to all enforcement agencies. In addition, the alert will be notified to public health representatives, food business representatives, other interested groups and organisations who have requested to be on the circulation list. Notifications are sent by email, with the option of SMS text. If you are interested in being notified about these food alerts when they are published, you can subscribe to receive email alerts at: www.fsai.ie/ subscribe/.

Keep Up-to-date with the Latest Food Safety News If you would like to keep up-to-date with the latest food safety news and information, you can follow us on www.facebook.com/FSAI or on Twitter @FSAIinfo. We can also be contacted through our Advice Line, Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm at 1890 336677 or at info@fsai.ie.

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Food Allergen Alerts Food allergen alerts are issued by the FSAI regarding the possible risk to consumers with food allergies or food intolerances from a particular food or batch of food. The 14 allergens outlined in legislation are: crustaceans; eggs; fish; peanut; soybean; milk; nuts; gluten; celery; mustard; sesame seeds; sulphur dioxide; lupin and; molluscs. Reasons why food allergen alerts are issued include the undeclared presence of an allergen or inadequate/incorrect allergen labelling. A food alert may also be published for the same food. If you are interested in being notified when these food allergen alerts are issued, you can subscribe to receive email and/or SMS alerts at: www.fsai.ie/subscribe/.

Breakfast Bites The FSAI runs a bi-monthly Breakfast Bites series of briefing meetings. These free, informal meetings are targeted at small food businesses to provide useful information on a variety of topics pertinent to a small food business. These events are very helpful if you own or work in a small food business and also for those of you who want to get your new food business off the ground. The Breakfast Bite series provide expert advice across a range of topics of interest to small food businesses, including: • • • •

Business start-up Food labelling requirements Food safety training for staff Traceability and best practices for food safety

Don’t miss out on this free valuable expert advice: subscribe to all upcoming FSAI events at: www.fsai.ie/subscribe/.


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food labelling

Are you ready for Nutritional Labelling?

Irish food and drink suppliers need to make sure their food labels are in line with new legal requirements on nutritional declarations, coming this December, writes specialist food regulatory and consumer affairs lawyer, Raymond O’Rourke.

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he main provisions of the EU Regulation came into force in 2014, but one important item will only become mandatory on all food labels as of December 31, 2016, the requirement being a nutritional declaration [i.e. nutrition box]. It is likely that the authorities, i.e. the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, will survey the Irish marketplace in 2017 in order to ensure that companies are providing this information in the correct fashion on all their food labels, so it is a good time to make sure all your food labels are in line with these requirements before such a potential audit.

New Format Required Many food companies already provide this information and you may believe all is OK but be aware that the format in which this information is to be provided to the consumer will change as of December 2016, so you should do an inventory of your food labels to ensure they are fully compliant with the new requirements. Nutrition Declarations must now include: • energy value; • amounts of fat, saturates, carbohydrate, sugars, protein and salt [N.B – the order in which the amounts of each of these has changed, with fats now appearing first]; • the following items can be added to the declaration as a sup plement: mono-unsaturates, polyunsaturates, polyols, starch, fibre, vitamins or minerals; 30 | FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17

• In addition to per 100g/100ml indications, the declaration must also include: a per portion basis or per consumption unit; • All nutrition particulars must be presented in the same field of vision, in a set font size; • Additional nutritional information can be provided, once it is based on sound and scientifically valid consumer research, is objective, non-discriminatory and does not create obstacles to the free movement of goods. The last bullet point above is very important. At present, you may be including nutritional information that you believe is of benefit to your consumers. Such nutritional information could be simply ‘provides one of five fruit and vegetable portions a day’ to more specific information on the so-called health benefits of an ingredient in your food product. Such statements will often be classified by the authorities as a nutrition or health claim, rules on which are contained in separate legislation from the EU Food Information Regulation.

Scientific Evidence EU Regulation 1924/2006 is the legal framework to be used by food companies when they want to highlight the particular nutritional and health beneficial effects of their products on the food label or in advertising. The objective of these rules is to ensure that any claim made on a food label or in advertising is clear, accurate and based on scientific evidence.


food labelling The rules of the Regulation apply to nutrition claims (such as ‘low fat’, ‘high fibre’) and to health claims (such as ‘Vitamin D is needed for the normal growth and development of bone in children’). The European Commission provides a public online register listing all permitted nutrition and health claims (http://ec.europa.eu/ nuhclaims/). It is a very useful tool for food companies and you should utilise it in order to ensure that any additional nutritional information you provide in the Nutrition Box or elsewhere on the food label is permitted under the EU’s rules on nutrition and health claims.

Calculating Nutritional Values Many food companies will ask who calculates the nutrient values to be included on the declaration (Nutrition Box). The EU Food Information Regulation allows for various methods of calculating the nutrient values. It does not necessarily require laboratory analysis and it is possible for a food business to calculate the values themselves, depending on the type of product. The declared values in the nutrition box are average values and must be based on: • the manufacturer’s analysis of the food; • a calculation from the known or actual average values of the ingredients used; or • a calculation from generally established and accepted data. The nutrient values must be for the food as sold. However, where appropriate, the information may relate to the food after preparation, provided that sufficiently detailed preparation instructions are given and the information relates to the food as prepared for consumption.

The typical format for providing this information ‘front of pack’ is by means of a Guideline Daily Allowance (GDA) table/graphic. During the adoption of the Food Information Regulation, the UK Government wanted what is known as a ‘traffic lights labelling’ graphic for such nutritional information ‘front of pack’ to be mandatory. The EU rejected this request, but the UK has a voluntary arrangement with food companies that traffic lights graphics be provided on their food products. In that case, there are a mixture of GDAs and traffic light tables/graphics on food products in the UK and Ireland which can be somewhat confusing for consumers. It is interesting to note that already the UK authorities have indicated that traffic lights labelling is likely to become mandatory for all food products after Brexit. This demonstrates that the UK’s departure from the European Union will have future impacts on the Irish food sector many may not have anticipated, beyond the current Sterling exchange rate, which is very much the issue of the moment for the Irish food sector when Brexit is mentioned.

Front of Pack Certain nutrients may be repeated ‘front of pack’. This repeated information is a voluntary measure but where a food business chooses to provide this additional nutrition declaration, only the following information can be provided: • Energy only; or • Energy along with fat, saturates, sugar and salt.

...already the UK authorities have indicated that traffic lights labelling is likely to become mandatory for all food products after Brexit.

This repeated information may be provided: • Per 100g/ml only; • Per 100g/ml and per portion; or • On a per portion basis only. When providing this ‘front of pack’ information, energy must always be indicated per 100g/ml as a minimum.

The format in which nutritional information is to be provided to the consumer will change as of December 2016. About the Author Raymond O’ Rourke is a qualified Barrister and a specialist food regulatory and consumer affairs lawyer. He worked for many years in legal firms both in Brussels and Dublin and now has his

own law practice. He is a member of the management board of both Bord Bia and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and was previously a Board Member of the FSAI. He is the current Chairman of the Consumers Association of Ireland (CAI). FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17 | 31


workplace wellbeing

A healthy workplace is good for

everyone

Think Workplace Wellbeing is something nice and fuzzy, but offers nothing of value for your company? Think again, writes Dr Muireann Cullen, Manager, Nutrition & Health Foundation. Just what is workplace wellbeing? Workplace wellbeing, as defined by the European Network of Workplace Health Promotion, is “efforts of employers, employees and society to improve health and well-being of workers. This can be achieved through improving work organisation and working environment, promoting active participation and encouraging personal development� (Source: http://www.enwhp.org).

Benefits to the organisation A well-managed health and safety programme A positive and caring image Improved staff morale Reduced staff turnover Reduced absenteeism Increased productivity Reduced health care/insurance costs Reduced risk of fines and litigation 32 | FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17

It is important to note that workplace wellbeing goes above and beyond occupational health and safety requirements.

What are the benefits? According to the World Health Organisation, there are many benefits, both to the employee and the organisation, of workforce health promotion. Here are some for starters. Benefits to the employee A safe and healthy work environment Enhanced self-esteem Reduced stress Improved morale Increased job satisfaction Increased skills for health protection Improved health Improved sense of well-being

In 2015, the Nutrition & Health Foundation hosted the inaugural National Workplace Wellbeing Day, which aims to improve employee health through promoting better physical activity and nutrition in the workplace. In 2016, participation levels further exceeded all expectations. On National Workplace Wellbeing Day, employers are asked to put a special focus on wellbeing through promoting existing and


workplace wellbeing Willing to give it a try? new initiatives available in their workplace, as well as hosting special events for staff, such as the ‘Lunchtime Mile’. Based on research commissioned by the Nutrition & Health Foundation in 2016 of almost 1,000 employees, Irish employers should encourage their staff to be healthier. The study shows that employee wellbeing is crucial to staff retention and productivity levels. Seven in ten (69%) employees surveyed are more likely to stay longer with employers who show an interest in their health and wellbeing, while half would consider leaving employers who don’t. The results of the Behaviour & Attitudes’ study highlight the important role for employers in improving their employees’ health. Three quarters of those surveyed say employers should encourage their staff to be healthier. The 2016 NHF study showed that about half of employers are trying to facilitate healthier lifestyles for their employees. More employees have access today to health and wellbeing initiatives within the workplace than they did in 2014. To date, hundreds of employers across the public and private sectors supported National Workplace Wellbeing Day. They organised a range of special events for staff on the day, including healthy breakfasts, health checks and talks, exercise and fitness classes, cookery demonstrations and lunchtime walks.

So how do I introduce WWB? There are a number of areas to examine when considering the introduction of workplace wellbeing into your organisation, such as: • Secure top management commitment, as leading by example is the key; • Determine staff interest: would they be interested if you were to start doing something? • Determine budget allocation: how much do you have and what are the best ways to use it? • Secure ambassadors of both genders at all levels: those with social power in the organisation will be key influencers amongst their colleagues; • Consult with staff on initiatives - what would they like to see happen - before you waste any energy; • Seek experts internally & externally; find those that are properly qualified in their fields to get involved. They may even be in your workplace, yoga/art/guitar teachers etc; • Engage with Sports & Social Committee: this committee already has great reach amongst staff and can help with ideas, organisation etc; • Measure success: determine what & how to measure. What are you looking to achieve: participation levels, better health

related results, staff engagement? What is the best way to measure this to determine success? Launching Workplace Wellbeing Day 2016, then Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD, said: “A healthy workplace is a happier and more productive workplace. That’s true for both staff and employers. We spend so much of our lives at work that it makes sense for so many reasons to foster a healthy workplace. It creates a happier environment, reduces sick leave, increases productivity, and helps to beat the Monday blues. So I would encourage everyone to take part on the day.”

So, what can your company do? Top 10 activities that companies undertook for WWB Day 2015 1. Healthy eating initiatives 2. Health screening 3. (Lunchtime) walks 4. Fruit bowls 5. Mindfulness/yoga for staff 6. Promotion of bike to work scheme 7. Smoothies 8. Promotion of membership at nearest gym 9. Training for a 5K run 10. Pedometer challenges

Workplace Wellbeing Day ideas to get you started .... • • • • • • • • • •

5-a-day…place fresh fruit bowls around the office; Offer new healthy options on canteen menus and in vending machines; Host healthy meetings - download our guidelines; Organise special employee health screenings on the day; Promote lunchtime walks & runs – identify local routes of varying length and difficulty; Invite a local gym or personal trainer in to host special exercise classes in your premises; Arrange healthy cooking demonstrations in the canteen; 5-a-side, between departments or neighbouring companies; Bring in experts for wellbeing talks on topics selected by your staff; Promote the cycle to work scheme. The nationwide campaign is supported by Ibec, with CEO, Danny McCoy noting how “Improving wellbeing is in everyone’s interest, including employers. Given the considerable amount of time people spend in the workplace, it’s the ideal place to encourage healthier lifestyles amongst adults. We are encouraging employers of all sizes and across all sectors to get involved.” Four out of five employees point to a positive link between their health and wellbeing and their company‘s productivity. Two in five, meanwhile, claim that sickness and absenteeism are a barrier to productivity within their workplace. Employee health and wellbeing programmes are also an issue for those employers intending to recruit during 2016. More than a third of employees (35%) surveyed said that a company’s workplace wellbeing programme is important when they are choosing a new employer. The planning for National Workplace Wellbeing Day 2017 is underway. Keep an eye out for what is happening and how to get involved via www.nhfireland.ie/wellbeing. FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17 | 33


ingredients

NCC Food Ingredients: Helping You Achieve Cleaner Labels NCC have partnered with a number of quality ingredient manufacturers to offer new, innovative solutions and more natural ingredients.

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he last 12 months have been a very busy period for NCC. The addition of a number of blue chip ingredient manufacturers has complemented their existing strong supply base and they continue to work on building relationships to extend their offering further. “Our NCC Food Ingredients division are responding to consumer trends and market demands with solutions for more natural ingredients,” according to Alan Looney, Managing Director, NCC, “and this coupled with cleaner labels, will provide healthier, safer and more nutritious products.”

Alan Looney, Managing Director of NCC.

Increased Demand for GOS “We have seen a major increase in the demand and use of GOS (galacto-oligosaccharides) as a low calorie sweetener and food ingredient in soft drinks and dairy products,” according to Christy Smith, Sales Director, NCC, “and our recent agreement with the major Chinese GOS producer, QHT (China) Biological, will allow us to service our customers’ needs, while providing them with the excellent technical and legislative compliance back-up required for this product.” NCC Food Ingredients will be working with QHT Biological in both the UK and Ireland.

Impressive Innovations With the introduction of ICL Food Specialties to their stable of manufacturers, NCC can now partner with customers to create innovations that satisfy ever-changing market and consumer trends. ICL Food Specialities is a global leader in providing ingredient systems that deliver texture, mouth-feel, shelf-life and stability to food and beverage products: examples of some recent innovative concepts include an e-number free stabiliser for yogurt, a 100% organic stabiliser and protein enriched ice cream.

Following the US authorities’ agreement to recognise Ireland’s raw meat micro control system as equivalent to their own, NCC, in-conjunction with their partner Galactic have some excellent solutions to enable the meat industry to meet these regulations. NCC/Galactic have specialties in their range, including clean label options, which are highly effective ingredients for both food safety and shelf-life extension.

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Sugar and fat reduction are now top priorities for food manufacturers as they strive to meet consumers’ demands with healthier products. “Sensus are leading the way in providing a clean label solution for this growing demand with their range of Chicory root (Inulin) products,” according to Food Industry Product Manager, Fintan McConnell of NCC Food Ingredients, “while they also have the added benefit of being an excellent source of fibre.”

DuPont Danisco Partnership NCC are also delighted to announce their new partnership with DuPont Danisco, whose range of ingredients can help reduce fat, sugar and salt content, without sacrificing taste and texture, while actively promoting digestive, immune and bone health. The product range includes emulsifers, hydrocolloids, sweeteners and the Solae range of lecithins. For more information on any of the above please contact Fintan Mc Connell of NCC Food ingredients on (01) 6131400 or visit their new website at www.ncc.ie/industry-solutions/food-solutions.


supply chain

Cold Move:

from farm to fork

Cold Move offer a total integrated supply chain solution to Ireland’s agri-business sector, and the company has grown from its formation in 2005 to the point where it has facilities right across the country, ensuring the best service for its clients.

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s one of Ireland’s fastest growing supply chain management companies, Cold Move understands the importance of providing flexible and adaptive solutions to its core agri-business customer

base. “Our motto is ‘From Farm to Fork’, and that lets you know just how embedded we are in the Irish food sector,” noted Managing Director, Jason Mallon. As an intrinsic service provider in the day-to-day distribution and export of Irish foods, Cold Move is active in the supply chain and logistics requirement of dairy, beef, pork and lamb producers. “Our business is all about food and food is all about agri-business,” Mallon explained. “We provide cold storage transportation and distribution across a range of temperatures, in our range of well-located

facilities, together with a wider array of services, all of which add up to a total integrated supply chain solution.”

Strong Commitment to IT Founded in 2005, Cold Move, whose HQ is in Oranmore, Galway, has expanded to include facilities at Dublin Port, Swords, Co. Dublin, and Newbridge in Co. Kildare. It has had a strong commitment to IT investment and this go-ahead approach has ensured that Cold Move stays one step ahead of changes to requirements both for primary producers and retail partners. “From the get-go, we realised the deployment of innovative technology solutions would drive that flexibility and provide us with a distinct and unique solution, providing a one stop shop for consumers of supply

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supply chain

From the get-go, we realised the deployment of innovative technology solutions would drive that flexibility and provide us with a distinct and unique solution, providing a one stop shop for consumers of supply chain services. chain services,” said Mallon. In fact, technology driven solutions provided by Cold Move for one client can very often have knock-on benefits for the sector as a whole. “We implemented an order management system for key clients in the retail sector, which created the infrastructure to allow the sourcing of Irish chilled and frozen products, making that a win-win for our client and the sector,” revealed the MD. “We now have 25 Irish suppliers integrated into our retail operations for various retail clients.”

Ambitious Growth Cold Move has been working closely with Dealz, part of Poundland Group, and Iceland Ireland, since 2014, developing supply chain strategies to support ambitious retail growth. “We were approached by the procurement team of Dealz Ireland to provide an order processing and distribution solution to support increased national supply chain capability,” Mallon explained. “This involved the procurement and distribution of ambient, fresh and chilled products from multiple suppliers in Ireland, all managed through our central distribution solution.”

End-To-End Solution Cold Move was also required to provide the technology to make

the entire Dealz procurement cycle paperless. This included online ordering, GRN matching and e-invoice creation at a Dealz store level; consolidated order generation at supplier level; and fully auditable order management and reporting at Poundland Group level. Part of the technology brief was two-way integration with Poundland’s in-house ERP systems. Cold Move elected to partner with Bgate to provide an online automated order-processing service. “The core system is designed to mirror complex supply chain networks, with multiple integration points and business rules to provide their direct to retail solutions with a truly end-to-end supply chain solution, from point of sale order capture to physical distribution,” said Mallon.

Long-Term, Sustainable Partnerships Cold Move also lists Birds Eye amongst its key clients. “We see our long-standing service with Birds Eye as confirmation of our ability to deliver an efficient and cost effective supply chain solution, while reflecting our stated commitment to build long-term, sustainable partnerships with our clients,” the MD maintained. Today, Cold Move has clients based throughout Europe and Mallon is confident that the business will continue to be a significant provider to Ireland’s agri sector for many years to come.

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calibration

Endress+Hauser Open New Cork Offices Endress+Hauser’s new premises in the Fota Business Park offers an expanded business space, as well as allowing for the company to concentrate on its newest offering to the market, mobile flow calibration services.

Endress+Hauser’s move to a larger premises means they can offer increased calibration services, including mobile flow calibration.

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ndress+Hauser have recently moved to a brand new larger office in Cork with increased calibration capabilities, expanding their operations in the Cork region. Their previous regional office was based in Little Island in Cork. The new larger office space in the Fota Business Park offers an expanded business space, as well as allowing for the company to concentrate on its newest offering to the market, mobile flow calibration services. One of the main reasons for the office move is Endress+ Hauser’s increased calibration capabilities, both in Cork and elsewhere Endress+Hauser can now offer customers in Ireland.

Mobile Flow Calibration Rig

in Cork, dictated the need to move to a new space. We specifically designed a dedicated space in the new offices to house the calibration equipment.” Endress+Hauser can now offer the choice of either performing calibrations for customers on site, using the mobile flow calibration rig, or they can be performed in the new offices, depending on customer choice. “The dedicated room housing the calibration equipment was specifically designed with that in mind,” Roche revealed. “The equipment was designed by Endress+ Hauser’s facility in Switzerland and manufacthe choice of either performing calibrations tured by Endress+Hauser’s facility based in for customers on site, using the mobile flow Hungary.” calibration rig, or they can be performed

in the new offices, depending on customer Last year, the company invested in a new mobile flow calibration rig, which allows En- choice. dress+Hauser to visit customers and perform flow calibrations on site, close to the operating conditions and allowing for direct contact with the engineer who will be performing the calibrations. This reduces the downtime of the equipment and the cost for the customer as they are no longer required to send the equipment to a lab to be calibrated. “This new equipment has allowed Endress+ Hauser to improve the calibration service offered to our customers,” explained Christophe Roche, General Manager of Endress+ Hauser. “The Mobile Flow Calibration rig, which is now housed in the new office 38 | FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17

Calibration of Third Party Devices Endress+Hauser currently offer calibration of third party instruments along with their own branded equipment and have spent the last number of months advertising the new calibration services offered to customers. “As well as flow calibrations, Endress+Hauser also perform other calibrations, such as level and temperature calibrations, and we also offer calibrations on third party devices from other suppliers,” concluded Roche. For more information on the calibration services provided by Endress+Hauser, please contact Mark Murphy on 087 269 8615 or email mark.murphy@ie.endress.com.


building design

The Importance of Building Finishes

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he modern food processing facility must comply with statutory regulations for Food Safety Authority (FSAI) approval, EU Licensing approval, BRC accreditation and various retailers’ specific standards. In all of these regulations, the building finishes must meet minimum standards, which will enable a food product to be manufactured in a safe environment. Wall, ceiling and floor finishes become important aspects of the building design and construction. I always describe a food production facility as a building within a building. The outer building could be, for example, a standard industrial building with a structural frame, roof cladding and external walls of varying construction. Within this building, a temperature controlled building is constructed using, most commonly walls and ceilings, consisting of composite insulated panelling with a food-safe finish, with thermally sealed joints which are fixed to a concrete floor slab or in some instances, sit on a stainless steel kerb system. The walls and ceilings are then easy to clean on a daily basis if required.

Free draining floors Floors in a food production facility are critical, in that they are designed with appropriate slopes/falls which enable the floors to be free draining when being cleaned and during production activity. Floor finishes are a standard concrete floor slab ‘laid to falls’, with varying applied resin screeds or vitrified tiled surfaces, depending on the category of production and for example, high temperature water being used in the production process. Floor drains should be selected depending on the type of production process and are

normally linear channels or individual floor gullies of stainless steel construction, which are connected to a network of underground pipework, which again can vary, depending on the production process and or temperature of the wash down or production process water being utilised. In all instances, all surfaces within a food production facility should have high chemical resistance properties. Compliant building finishes are a very important feature of food production facility design and construction. About The Author Fergus V. Carey, MRIAI, of Carey Associates Architects & Project Managers has over 30 years’ experience in the design, construction, commissioning of EU Licenced/Food Safety Authority procedures for all categories of food production and food related Buildings.

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standards & compliance

Managing Risk: Building Trust SAI Global can help you to manage risk, achieve compliance and improve business performance in today’s complex world.

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ne of the building blocks of trust rests in how organisations align their governance, risk and compliance management with their business objectives and strategy execution. Regulators, customers, suppliers, staff, and the global community expect your organisation’s processes, products and services to comply with industry standards and regulations. Meanwhile, shareholders and management demand that you improve efficiency, grow profitability and preserve brand reputation. SAI Global helps organisations around the globe to manage risk across the entire risk life cycle, protecting business value and building trust. Better risk management means better business. It is widely recognised that companies demonstrating the highest level of risk maturity generated three times the level of profitability as their counterparts who had immature approaches. SAI Global’s integrated advisory, services and platforms operate across the entire lifecycle, ensuring the upside of food risk is optimised and the downside mitigated. Their solutions include: • Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) systems and software; • Food safety management systems; • Standards and regulatory content; • Ethics and compliance learning; • Risk assessments; • Management systems certification; • Auditing; • Supply chain solutions.

End-To-End Service Model A truly global organisation with a network spanning 29 countries and 51 locations, they deliver a full, end-to-end service model that encompasses assessment and certification but also extends into other services and capabilities designed to continue to drive business improvement. An approved certification body for the leading food safety management standards and programs, SAI Global provides the following services: • Food Safety GFSI Standards – BAP Standard, BRC, FSSC 22000, IFS, Global G.A.P.; • Social accountability audits: responsible supply chain management; • Fisheries and aquaculture certification against local or international standards; 40 | FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17

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SAI Global Fast Facts • 97% satisfaction rating from training clients • Broad range of auditing, certification and training services – over 30 programs offered • Over 9 out of 10 audit & certification clients report “highly satisfied” • Global presence in 29 countries and 51 locations across the Americas, Europe & Asia-Pacific

Third Party Audits and Certification Success today requires trusted partners who can help you meet business goals and regulatory requirements. As one of the world’s largest and respected certification companies, SAI Global is the registrar of choice for over 24,000 organisations.

Second Party Audits Protect your brand reputation with SAI Global’s supply chain management solutions. In a world of complex chains and heightened third party risk, it’s business critical that your suppliers meet contractual and industry requirements. SAI Global second-party audit services can make all the difference in reducing your exposure to unforeseen negligence and potentially damaging consequences.

Training The most successful companies invest in their people and develop leaders. SAI Global is one of the world’s leading providers of food safety training. Each year, thousands of companies partner with them to learn all the latest food safety information and best practices designed to enhance your systems, while maximising business investment. Trainers are highly experienced specialists who have spent an average of 15-20 years in the field working on real-world quality assurance and compliance issues. Training is offered in convenient ways to suit your needs: • Public training, at SAI Global’s locations; • In-house training: at your workplace; • E Learning: at your computer. Learn more about how SAI Global can help you take a proactive, end-to-end approach to risk management. Contact the team in Dundalk on (042) 9320912, email information@saiglobal.com or visit www.saiglobal.com.


Providing End-to-End Risk Management solutions SAI Global’s integrated risk management services and solutions help organisations across the world protect their brand and build trust with suppliers and customers.

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material handling

Toyota

your trusted business partner

Toyota Material Handling Ireland stocks the full range of Toyota and BT products, offering the customer a one stop shop for all material handling needs.

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uring the past 43 years, Toyota Ireland has firmly established the Toyota brand as a household name in Ireland and continues to be a market leader today. Toyota Material Handling Ireland’s range of Toyota and BT products offers a one stop shop for all material handling needs. From hand trucks, pallet trucks and reach trucks to stacker and gas, diesel and electric counterbalance trucks, they offer their customers the widest product range in the business. All the benefits, peace of mind and value for money that Toyota provide to make it the number one seller of motor cars in Ireland are also available in its material handling range, making Toyota Material Handling Ireland the ideal partner for your business, whatever it is.

Wonderful Product Range “What we pride ourselves on, first and foremost, are our wonderful products,” states Terry O’Reilly, MD, Toyota Material Handling Ireland, who have recently completed the launch of the brand new Toyota Traigo series of electric forklifts: a truck designed to deliver more productivity and offering safer and more energy-efficient operation than ever before. With load capacities ranging from 1.0 tonnes up to 8.5 tonnes, the Traigo range is the result of an intense and continuous collaboration between Toyota and its customers, whose feedback contributed to the parameters of the new design. The Traigo features a range of qualities to optimise driver comfort and increase performance, both indoors and outdoors. It also ben-

efits from Toyota’s world-leading features and technologies to protect both driver and goods, including the company’s unique SAS safety feature, an exclusive technology designed to actively enhance forklift stability and safety. “During the course of the past couple of years, we have successfully introduced a lot of new products to the market and they have all been very well received by our customers,” O’Reilly notes. “It’s the most up-to-date and complete range there has ever been in our history, renowned for their reliability, efficiency and durability. We even have trucks in the field that are 30 years old.”

Toyota Material Handling Ireland offers a one stop shop for all material handling needs.

our dealers have been with us over 30 years: the majority have been with us for a long time. They have developed great relationships with their customers through lean years and good years.

After Sales Service Toyota’s success in Ireland is the result of a combination of excellent products and the best dealer network, strategically located throughout the country, offering the customer peace of mind in terms of sales and more importantly, after sales service. The Toyota dealer has the knowhow and experience to recommend the right forklift for every job and provide advice on leasing, hire and finance etc. Furthermore, with 50 trained service engineers within the group, the Toyota dealer offers first class customer service with rapid response callout. Each dealer has a hire fleet and can provide additional equipment if required at peak periods for the customer. Offering the highest standard of sales and after-sales is at the core of the business, according to Terry: “Toyota is one of the world’s best brand names and we are fortunate to have a great dealer network in place. Some of

Well Respected Company “We’re an Irish company and Toyota is well respected in Ireland,” he continues. “We’re lucky to have a sister company whose cars are seen on the road every day. Toyota cars are synonymous with reliability, durability and the best resale value in the business. The same applies to our material handling equipment. Our customers know they get value for money and quality when they purchase a Toyota, which is number one when it comes to material handling worldwide.” ‘The Toyota Way’ underlines Toyota’s managerial approach, with emphasis on continuous improvement, team work and respect for people, according to O’Reilly. “The Toyota Production System is real and tangible, and with its research and development, it’s amazing how Toyota keeps evolving,” the MD says. “It’s great to be part of that ‘Toyota Way’.”

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professional development & training

Part-time Food Education at UCC

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he Food Industry Training Unit at UCC services the part-time Continuing Professional Development and Training needs of people working in, or associated with, the food and related industry sectors and is an example of UCC’s readiness to evolve and respond to the needs of industry. The student body which the Unit services is part of a growing market segment of non-traditional students which University College Cork has targeted in its strategy of providing education in selected professional areas. Typically, those who undertake FITU courses work primarily in the food and drinks manufacturing industries. It is noteworthy that the companies represented vary from very small one or two person operations right through to multinational food companies. A significant number of participants also come from Government departments, state agencies, retailing, services and supply industries. Since its inception, FITU programmes have been offered not only in Cork but

also at national venues and over the years, the participants have been drawn from a wide geographical area throughout all four provinces.

Postgraduate Certificate in Dairy Technology and Innovation One of the part-time programmes currently on offer from UCC is the new industry-focused, part-time, blended-learning Postgraduate Certificate in Dairy Technology and Innovation, developed by UCC in association with Teagasc in recognition of the growth and diversification of the Irish dairy industry.

Modules include: milk production and quality, dairy chemistry, trends and dynamics across dairy markets, dairy processing technology, dairy microbiology and business processes across the supply chain. Drawing on UCC’s 90 years’ experience in dairy science education and Teagasc’s dairy research expertise and in light of industry’s needs, the programme will be market-led and delivered via blended learning i.e. a mix of online and in-class sessions to facilitate people at work in industry. In line with the development of a knowledge economy, the qualification will enable and empower dairy industry personnel and those wishing to join the industry to implement best practice and embrace new technological developments in dairy processing. For further information on part-time programmes, please contact: Mary McCarthy-Buckley, Training Manager, Food Industry Training Unit, College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, UCC. Email: m.mccarthybuckley@ucc.ie. Web: www.ucc.ie/en/fitu.

Food Industry Training Unit Continuing Professional Development and Training for the Food Industry

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process automation

When Versatility Meets Design Festo’s quarter-turn actuator DFPD sets new standards in process automation.

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odular, resilient, versatile: these are the core properties of the quarter-turn actuator DFPD from Festo. This rack and pinion combination is thus the perfect actuator for many requirements in the process industry. Thanks to its versatility and flexibility, the DFPD can be used in a variety of sectors and markets. Its modern, simple and compact design impresses, whether it is used with ball valves, shut off valves or air dampers in the chemical, pharmaceutical or beverage industry or for water treatment and other areas of process automation. The rack and pinion combination is a great addition to the market, in both the single-acting and double-acting version.

Flexible in Operating Pressure The single-acting version of this new quarter-turn actuator is particularly compact and extremely modular. Thanks to the optimised spring design, it can be configured in increments of 0.5 bar for more efficient use. With the nine different spring combinations, the quarter-turn actuator DFPD meets the most precise operating pressure requirements of between 2 and 6 bar. The rotation angle for standard sizes is up to 90° and for the sizes 40, 120, 240 and 480, it even rises to 180°. The basic version of the DFPD is suitable for temperatures between -20 and +80 °C. The low-temperature variant is designed for arctic regions and covers a temperature range of -50 °C to +60 °C. The high-temperature variant can be used at temperatures of between 0 °C and +150 °C. With its versatile and corrosion-resistant surface coatings, the actuator can also be reliably and flexibly used in harsh conditions. It can be mounted anywhere and the end positions can be adjusted by ± 5° at both ends, ensuring high flexibility during operation.

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Furthermore, the sensor boxes SRBC/SRBE/SRBG simple for Versatile, robustenable and designed the extreme: Festo’s new quarter-turn actuator DFPD for use in process automation.

digital control and full position sensing. This is possible outdoors as well as in potentially explosive environments. The NAMUR valves VSNC are certified worldwide in accordance with all the current standards. For safety-oriented applications, the robust pilot valves VOFC and VOFD are perfect additions. The solenoid valves can be widely used and meet the highest safety standards (up to SIL3, explosion protection). This allows Festo to provide complete automation of quarter-turn actuators for a large range of applications. For more information, see www.festo.com/dfpd.

About Festo Festo AG is a global player and an independent family-owned company with its headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 customers of factory and process automation in over 200 industries. Their products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 17.800 employees in 61 companies worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around €2.45 billion in 2014. Each year, over 7% of this turnover is invested in research and development. In this learning company, 1.5% of turnover is invested in basic and further training. Yet training services are not only provided for Festo’s own staff: Festo Didactic SE also supplies basic and further training programmes in the field of automation technology for customers, students and trainees.


food safety

KnowledgeNetwork launches

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he safefood Knowledge Network is a professional networking platform of research, best practice, all-island networking through conferences and training, digital and newsletter communication with a focus on developing a strategic approach to applying science based knowledge. From 2011-2015, the Knowledge Networks attracted more than 2,800 members, who have benefited from the various services provided, including a dedicated website that facilitated dissemination of up-to-date food safety information and online discussion, attendance at conferences and workshops and tri-weekly eNewsletter summaries. During the period from January 2011 to December 2015, over 46 different Knowledge Network events were held on the island of Ireland, with over 2,900 attendees.

Knowledge Network From 2016 onwards, safefood is building on the strengths and successes of the previous five years. One Knowledge Network is being developed on a food sector based framework, which will cover the following food sectors: 1) Dairy 2) Poultry & white meat 3) Animal feed 4) Red meat 5) Fresh produce 6) Fish & shellfish

Members of the Knowledge Network can avail of a free newsletter publication, ‘The Food Chain’, that includes a range of interesting interviews with those working in the area of food safety, as well as news, opportunities and competitions. The Food Chain is published three times per year and is available in print and online format. If you would like to receive print copies of The Food Chain, please email knowledgenetwork@safefood.eu. During 2016/17, safefood is hosting a number of half day information seminars throughout the island of Ireland, in partnership with Teagasc and CAFRE. The aim of these seminars is to help small and medium-sized food businesses and provide practical advice on good food safety practices. The workshops are free but places are limited and are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. For more information on how to join the safefood Knowledge Network, please visit http://safefood.ning.com.

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Product & Service Index

ACCREDITATION

Air Products Ireland Ltd P.J. Bonner & Co. Ltd Codico Distributors Ltd GS1 Ireland

ARCHITECTS / FOOD RELATED BUILDINGS Carey Associates

BARCODING / LABELLING ADC Barcode AIS Ltd ALS Labelling Solutions Avery Weigh-Tronix Codico Distributors Ltd Com-Plas Packaging DSG Packaging Ltd SAI Global GS1 Ireland Heavey Technology JMC Packaging Ltd Label One Ltd New Era Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd Tekpak Automation Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd Wrap It Packaging

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Festo Ltd GS1 Ireland Irish National Accreditation Board National Chemical Company National Standards Authority Of Ireland (NSAI) Safefood SAI Global UCC - School of Food and Nutritional Science UCD School Of Agriculture and Food Science

ENERGY / UTILITIES MANAGEMENT Dalkia

FOOD SAFETY AUDITING SAI Global GS1 Ireland

CONSULTANTS Air Products Ireland Ltd Cross Refrigeration GS1 Ireland National Chemical Company Q-Lab Ltd SAI Global CONTROL /INSTRUMENTATION Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd P.J. Bonner & Co. Ltd Cross Refrigeration Endress + Hauser Ireland Ltd Scientific & Chemical Supplies Ltd HYGIENE Cross Refrigeration Endress + Hauser Ireland Ltd Enviroclad Systems Ltd Safefood Scientific & Chemical Supplies Ltd Stone Food Machinery TESTING/INSPECTION Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Air Products Ireland Ltd Cross Refrigeration DSG Packaging Ltd P.J. Bonner & Co. Ltd Q-Lab Ltd QPM Ltd Scientific & Chemical Supplies Ltd Teagasc Food Research Programme Moorepark and Ashtown Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd TRACKING SYSTEMS ADC Barcode Codico Distributors Ltd GS1 Ireland Heavey Technology Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd WrenTech Ltd

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GENERAL SERVICES /SUPPLY TO THE TRADE

Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd All in All Ingredients Ltd Avery Weigh-Tronix BIM/Irish Sea Fisheries Board Blenders Ltd Bord Bia - The Irish Food Board Calor Gas Codico Distributors Ltd Com-Plas Packaging Festo Ltd Fisher Scientific Ireland Ltd Healy Group Heavey Technology Innovate Food Technology Irish National Accreditation Board JMC Packaging Ltd National Chemical Company National Standards Authority Of Ireland (NSAI) Pegler & Louden Pharmafoods Ltd Puratos Crest Foods Ltd Q-Lab Ltd Rennick Solicitors Saica Packaging Ireland Scientific & Chemical Supplies Ltd Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd

HEALTH & SAFETY Enviroclad Systems Ltd SAI Global WrenTech Ltd

INDUSTRIAL WASHING EQUIPMENT Stone Food Machinery

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AB Mauri UK & Ireland All in All Ingredients Ltd Andrew Ingredients Ltd Camida Ltd Corcoran Chemicals Ltd Glanbia Plc Healy Group


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IT SERVICES & OUTSOURCING ALS Labelling Solutions Dalkia DSG Packaging Ltd Innovate Food Technology Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd

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CONTROL / INSTRUMENTATION Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Avery Weigh-Tronix Dalkia Endress + Hauser Ireland Ltd Irish Lift Trucks Manotherm Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd P.J. Bonner & Co. Ltd QPM Ltd Scientific & Chemical Supplies Ltd Tekpak Automation Ltd WrenTech Ltd MACHINERY / EQUIPMENT ABB Ltd Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Air Products Ireland Ltd Avery Weigh-Tronix Dalkia Fischbein-Saxon Irish Lift Trucks JMC Packaging Ltd Kuka Robotics Ireland Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd QPM Ltd Security Pak Ltd Schoeller Allibert Ltd Stone Food Machinery Syspal Tekpak Automation Ltd Toyota Material Handling Ireland Wrap It Packaging WrenTech Ltd PALLETS, CRATES & CONTAINERS AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Dollard Packaging Ltd Industrial Packaging Ltd Irish Lift Trucks JMC Packaging Ltd National Chemical Company

Saica Packaging Ireland Schoeller Allibert Ltd Syspal Odenberg Engineering Ltd WrenTech Ltd PUMPS & VALVES Festo Ltd Dalkia Irish Lift Trucks Pegler & Louden Scientific & Chemical Supplies Ltd WrenTech Ltd REFRIGERATION / COLD STORAGE Air Products Ireland Ltd Cold Move Cross Refrigeration CRS Mobile Cold Storage Ltd Dalkia DSG Packaging Ltd Festo Ltd Irish Lift Trucks Schoeller Allibert Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd Ornua Scientific & Chemical Supplies Ltd Syspal TransStock Warehousing & Cold Storage Ltd TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS Avery Weigh-Tronix DSG Packaging Ltd Irish Lift Trucks Johnston Logistics Ornua Toyota Material Handling Ireland TransStock Warehousing & Cold Schütz (Ireland) Ltd Storage Ltd WrenTech Ltd WASTE MANAGEMENT/RECYCLING Avery Weigh-Tronix Irish Lift Trucks Repak Ltd

PACKAGING /DESIGN / LABELLING ADC Barcode AiP Thermoform Packaging Air Products Ireland Ltd ALS Labelling Solutions Celtic Sales Company Ltd Com-Plas Packaging Corcoran Products (Irl) Ltd Diamond Corrugated Dollard Packaging Ltd DSG Packaging Ltd Elopak Festo Ltd GS1 Ireland Greiner Packaging Ltd

Industrial Packaging Ltd Innovate Food Technology JMC Packaging Ltd Kiernan’s Food Ingredients Ltd Label One Ltd Limerick Packaging Measom Freer & Co. Ltd New Era Packaging Ltd NPP Group Ltd Obeeco Ltd Ornua T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd Packex Industries Ltd P.C. Packaging Ltd Pharmafoods Ltd QPM Ltd Schoeller Allibert Ltd Schütz (Ireland) Ltd Sealed Air Ltd (Cryovac) Security Pak Ltd Smurfit Kappa Ireland Syspal Tekpak Automation Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd Wrap It Packaging WrenTech Ltd

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PLANT MAINTENANCE

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PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

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product & service index Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd Pharmafoods Ltd QPM Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd Wrap It Packaging WrenTech Ltd DRINK Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Air Products Ireland Ltd Avery Weigh-TronixCross Refrigeration DSG Packaging Ltd Schoeller Allibert Ltd Syspal Odenberg Engineering Ltd Pharmafoods Ltd QPM Ltd Versatile Packaging Ltd Wrap It Packaging WrenTech Ltd FRESH FOOD Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Air Products Ireland Ltd Avery Weigh-Tronix Cross Refrigeration DSG Packaging Ltd Obeeco Ltd Odenberg Engineering Ltd Pharmafoods Ltd

Puratos Crest Foods Ltd RECRUITMENT QPM Ltd ICDS Recruitment Consultants Schoeller Allibert Ltd Innovate Food Technology A person over the age of 15 but under 18 may be in the Syspal Versatile Packaging Ltdbar of a licensed premises unaccompanied until 9pm RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Wrap It Packaging (10pm in Summertime), but- The only 9pm (10pm in Bord Bia Irishafter Food Board WrenTech Ltd Summertime) in the BIM/Irish event ofSea a private where a Fisheries function Board Innovate Food Technology MEAT, FISH & POULTRY substantial meal is served. National Chemical Company Advanced Packaging Machinery Ltd Ornua Air Products Ireland Ltd There is a ?300 fine for a first offence on the publican Safefood Avery Weigh-Tronix and up to ?300 for Teagasc the parent. Licensees can use due Food Research Cross Refrigeration diligence as a defence. UCC - School of Food and Nutritional DSG Packaging Ltd Science Schoeller Allibert Ltd Teagasc Food Research Obeeco Ltd Production of Evidence of Age by 18 - 20 Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd Odenberg EngineeringYear Ltd Olds WrenTech Ltd Pharmafoods Ltd Publicans cannot allow 18-20 year olds to be in the bar of QPM Ltd an appropriate age document Stone Food Machinerya licensed premises without STAINLESS STEEL (passport, EU identity card, driving licence, Garda age card). Syspal FABRICATION Versatile Packaging LtdPublicans are liable to a ?1,500 fine for a first offence while Cross Refrigeration Wrap It Packaging the person involved faces QPM a Ltdfine not exceeding ?300. WrenTech Ltd Syspal Industries Ltd the Equal Amendments ofTeknomek Section 15 of MACHINERY AUCTIONEERS WrenTech Ltd Air Products Ireland Ltd Status Act 2000 - Publican’s Discretion Cross Refrigeration 3(a) Licensees can allow people under 18 years of age

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Address: Unit 8, Willow Business Park, Knockmitten Lane, ADC Barcode Ltd ABB Ltd A Dublin 12. Address: Unit 8, Willow Business Address: Auriga House, (01) 465 6480 Tel: Precedent Drive, Rooksley, Fax: (01) 465 6487 Park, Knockmitten Lane, Milton Keynes, MK13 8PQ. Email: ciaranf@adcbarcode.com Dublin 12. Tel: (0044) 1908 350 300 Web: www.adcbarcode.com Telephone: (01) 465 6480 Fax: (0044) 1908 350 301 Main Products & Services: Fax: (01) 465 6487 Email: robotics@gb.abb.com Thermal transfer printers, Email: ciaranf@adcbarcode.com Web: www.abb.com EU178 software, labels, thermal foil, scanners. Web: www.adcbarcode.com ABB Ltd www.abb.com/robotics Main Products & Services: Main Products/ Thermal transfer Address: Auriga House, ABB is a leading supplier of Services: printers, EU178 software, Precedent Drive, industrial robots, Advanced Packaging labels, thermal foil, scanners. Rooksley, Milton Keynes, modular manufacturing Machinery Ltd MK13 8PQ. systems and service. A Address: 718 Northwest strong solutions focus Advanced Packaging Telephone: (0044) 1908 350 300 Machinery Ltd Business Park, helps manufacturers Fax: (0044) 1908 350 301 Address: 718 Northwest Dublin 15. Ballycoolin, improve productivity, (01) 861 2141 Tel: Business Park, Email: robotics@gb.abb.com product quality and Fax: (01) 861 2142 Ballycoolin, Dublin 15. Web: www.abb.com worker safety. ABB has Email: s.dallas@test.ie Telephone: (01) 861 2141 www.abb.com/robotics installed more than Fax: Web: www.packagingmachinery.ie (01) 861 2142 200,000 robots world wide Contact: UK & Ireland - Robotics Main Products & Services: Email: s.dallas@test.ie Group: Contact: Ireland Robotics Managing Director: Metal detectors, x-ray Sales & Marketing Web: www.packagingmachinery.ie inspection systems, Chris Withey Manager: Mike Wilson Main Products/ Metal detectors, x-ray check weighers & label Main Products/ ABB is a leading UK & Ireland – Robotics Services: inspection systems, applicators. Services: supplier of industrial Managing Director: check weighers & label Contact: Technical Director: Chris Withey robots, modular applicators. Stephen Dallas

manufacturing systems Contact: Technical Director: and service. A strong Stephen Dallas solutions focus helps manufacturers improve productivity, product quality and worker safety. ABB has installed AB Mauri UK & Ireland Address: more than 190,000 Barn Way, Lodge Farm, AIC Plastic Pallets robots worldwide. AIC Plastic Pallets Ltd Ltd Northampton, NN5 7UW. Address: The Woodlands, Address: The Woodlands, Contact: Tel: Ireland - (0044) 1604 755 522 Carrigmore, Ballineen, Carrigmore, Ballineen, Fax: Robotics Group: (0044) 1604 752 470 Co. Cork. Co. Cork. Email: Damien.McDonald@abmauri.com Tel: (023) 884 7333 Sales & Marketing Web: www.abmauriukandireland.com Telephone: (023) 884 7333 Fax: (023) 884 7671 Manager: Nigel Platt Main Products & Services: Fax: (023) 884 7671 Email: info@aicplasticpallets.com Dough conditioners, Email: info@aicplasticpallets.com Web: www.aicplasticpallets.com yeast, soya flours, sour Web: www.aicplasticpallets.com Main Products & Services: doughs, cake & donut AB Cheesemaking Main Products/ Materials handling Plastic, timber and aluminium mixes, icings & fillings. pallets, pallet boxes, totes, Address: 7 Daybell Close, Services: platforms, pallets, Contact: Director of Sales (Ireland): storage boxes, stacking containers, boxes, plastic Bottesford, Nottingham, Damien McDonald containers, slipsheets, linbins, & wooden, ISPMI5 NG13 0DQ, bespoke pallets and boxes compliance, trays, tote England. (aluminium and plastic). boxes, plastic pallets, Telephone: (0044) 1949 842 867 Contact: Joe O’Flynn plastic tote boxes, Fax: (0044) 1949 842 867 plastic pallet boxes, Email: chrisashby@ slipsheets, linbins, plastic abcheesemaking.co.uk buckets, bespoke pallets Web: www.abcheesemaking.co.uk (aluminium and plastic). Contact: Joint Managing Director: Main Products/ Cheesemaking training Charles O’Donovan Services: and consultancy. Joint Managing Director: Contact: Christine Ashby Jerry O’Flynn 3 7 food ireland

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Carey Associates

Architects for the Food Industry Address: Office 1, Second Floor, Building 3b, Killegland Street, Ashbourne Town Centre, Ashbourne, Co. Meath A84 NX77 Tel: (01) 835 1572 Email: info@careyassociates.ie Web: www.careyassociates.ie Main Products & Services: Architects and Project Managers Contact: Fergus Carey MRIAI

Celtic Sales Co (Cork) Ltd

Address: Unit 3b, Waterfront Business Park, Little Island, Cork. Tel: (021) 429 7984 (021) 429 7990 Fax: Email: mary@celticsales.com Main Products & Services: Packaging materials for fresh food. Contact: Mary O’Brien

Codico Distributors Ltd

Address: Cleaboy Business Park, Old Kilmeaden Road, Co. Waterford. Tel: (051) 379 933 Fax: (051) 372 352 Email: sales@codico-distributors.com Web: www.codico-distributors.com Main Products & Services: Domino: Inkjet, Laser, Outer Case, Thermal Transfer, Thermal Inkjet, Print and Apply Labelling, 2D, Data Matrix Systems, Electrox: Yag, Fibre, UV Lasers, Handling Stations.

Address: 17 Parkgate Street,Dublin 8. Tel: (01) 633 0400 (01) 679 3521 Fax: Email: info@corcoranchemicals.com Web: www.corcoranchemicals.com Main Products & Services: Distributors of raw materials for the food, pharmaceutical chemical industry. Contact: Sales

Corcoran Products (Irl) Ltd

Address: 17 Parkgate Street, Dublin 8. Tel: (01) 633 0400 (01) 679 3521 Fax: Email: info@corcoranproducts.com www.corcoranproducts.com Web: Main Products & Services: Suppliers of packaging to the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Contact: Derek Lennon

Cross Refrigeration (Irl) Ltd

Address: Nationwide with offices in Armagh, Cork, Dublin and Limerick. Tel: Armagh: (028) 3752 6090 Cork: (021) 430 2321 Dublin: (01) 451 1915 Limerick: (061) 417 415 Email: info@cross-group.org Web: www.cross-group.org Main Products & Services: Energy management & all major types of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning systems installed & commissioned. www.crossdirect.ie offers commercial refrigeration, best prices, delivered direct within one week of order! Dedicated Refrigeration and Air Conditioning rental business - check out: www.crosshire.ie

D Dalkia

Address: 145 Lakeview Drive, Airside Business Park, Swords, Co. Dublin. Tel: (01) 870 1200 Fax: (01) 870 1201 Email: info@dalkia.ie Web: www.dalkia.ie Main Products & Services: Energy Management Services, Utilities Management Services, Maintenance, Lighting & Technical Services. Contact: Business Delvelopment Manager, Energy & Utilities: Alan Keogh

Diamond Corrugated

Address: 12-13 Pennyburn Industrial Estate, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 OLU. Tel: (048) 7126 2957 Fax: (048) 7126 7094 Email: mail@diamondcorr.com Web: www.diamondcorr.com Main Products & Services: Corrugated, multi-point glued, litho-laminated corrugated, folding cartons. Contact: Sales & Marketing Manager: Joanne Beckett

Dollard Packaging Ltd

Address: Units 6-11, Eklad Park, Malahide Road Industrial Park, Malahide Road, Dublin 17. Tel: (01) 847 0044 Email: sales@dollard-packaging.ie Web: www.dollard-packaging.ie Main Products & Services: Print and Packaging.

CRS Mobile Cold Storage Ltd

Cold Move

Address: Glenasaul Industrial Park, Oranmore, Co. Galway. Tel: (091) 792 926 Mobile: 086 8091 893 Email: innovation@coldmove.ie Web: www.coldmove.ie Main Products & Services: Controlled Storage & Distribution.

Address: Carnisle, Kildalkey, Co. Meath. Tel: (046) 943 5000 Fax: (046) 943 5068 Email: enquiry@crs.ie Web: www.crs.ie Main Products & Services: Increase your on site cold storage capacity: CRS offer a wide range of temperature controlled storage solutions both new and professionally refurbished for rent and purchase.

Donoghue Packaging

Address: Donpack Business Park, Bandon, Co. Cork Tel: (023) 884 2111 (023) 884 1211 Fax: Email: donpack@donpack.ie Web: www.donpack.com Main Products & Services: Heavy duty packaging products. Contact: Managing Director: Ray Donoghue

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company listings DSG Packaging Ltd

Address: L2 Toughers Industrial Park, Newhall, Naas, Co. Kildare. Tel: (045) 454 900 Email: rdoyle@dsgpack.ie Web: www.dsgpack.ie Main Products & Services: Specialists in Contract Packaging, Outsourcing and “End of Line” Filling and Packaging Services.

E Elopak

Address: 67 Broomhill Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Tel: (01) 452 1111 Web: www.elopak.com Main Products & Services: Liquid Packaging, Milk, Soup and Juice Cartons, Packaging Machines.

Endress + Hauser Ireland Ltd

Address: Exchequer House, Embassy Office Park, Kill, Co. Kildare. Tel: (045) 989 200 Email: info@ie.endress.com Web: www.ie.endress.com Main Products & Services: Endress + Hauser are a global leader in instrumentation solutions and services for the food and beverage industry.

Enviroclad Systems Ltd

Address: Unit 57B, Hebron Industrial Estate, Hebron Road, Co. Kilkenny. Tel: (056) 775 2866 Fax: (056) 777 0955 Email: info@enviroclad.com Web: www.enviroclad.com Main Products & Services: Supply and Fitting of Enviroclad Hygienic Wall and Ceiling Cladding in P.V.C. for the Food Industry.

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Festo Ltd

Address: Head Office: Unit 5, Sandyford Park, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. Tel: (01) 295 4955 (01) 295 5680 Fax: Email: sales_ie@festo.com Web: www.festo.com/ie Main Products & Services: Pneumatic, electrical & sensoric equipment. Industrial automation training. Engineering service. Complete system solutions.

Fischbein-Saxon

Address: Alexandra Business Centre, 274 Alma Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 7BB, England. Tel: (0044) 844 372 2877 Fax: (0044) 844 372 2876 Email: sales@fischbein-saxon.co.uk Web: www.fischbein.com/ eastern/products.php Main Products & Services: Saxon sealers, Fischbein sewing machines, bag handling and bagging technology includ ing: Bag placers, bag top formers, bespoke handling and palletising lines, sewing threads and consumables Contact: Sales & Service Manager: Barry Cox

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fisher scientific Blanchardstown,

Address: Corporate Suite 4, Plaza 212, Park, Blanchardstown Ballycoolin, Dublin 15, DI5VY66. Corporate Park 2, Tel: Ballycoolin, (01) 885 5854 Fax: Dublin 15. (01) 899 1855 Tel:Email: (01) 885 5854 fsie.sales@thermofisher.com Web: Fax: www.ie.fishersci.com (01) 899 1855 Business: Laboratory supplies, Email: fsie.sales@thermofisher.com Chemicals, Consumables, Web: www.ie.fishersci.com Reagents, Equipment & Business: Laboratory Instruments. supplies. Contact: Commercial Product Manager: Contact: Marketing Gerry Fitzmaurice Manager: Gerry Fitzmaurice

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Address: Glanbia House, Co. Kilkenny. Tel: (056) 777 2200 Email: corporatecomms@glanbia.ie Web: www.glanbia.com Main Products & Services: Cheese, nutritional soluions, dairy ingredients, milk & fresh dairy products. Contact: Group Managing Director: John Moloney

Greiner Packaging Ltd

Address: Killyman Road Industrial Estate, Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland BT 71 6LN Tel: (0044) 28 8772 3131 (0044) 28 8772 7318 Fax: Email: office.gb@greiner-gpi.com Web: www.greiner-gpi.com Main Products & Services: Greiner Packaging is a leading supplier of plastic food packaging in the UK, Europe and North America, leading the way with innovation technology and decoration.

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Address: Second Floor, The Merrion Centre, Nutley Lane, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. Tel: (01) 208 0660 Fax: (01) 208 0670 Email: info@gs1ie.org Web: www.gs1ie.org G oLiAth p&AckAGinG Main Products Services: s ysteMsGlobal LtdSupply Chain Standards Address: Beechwood, Nenagh, Body. Barcode Numbers, Barcode Manager, Barcode Co. Tipperary. Symbols, EDI Message Tel: (067) 37893 Standards, Data Synchronisation Fax: (067) 34794 Catalogue (GDSN), EPC/RFID, Email: info@goliath.ie Traceability Standards, fTrace, Web: www.goliath.ie Barcode and EDI Message Verification, Advisory and Business: Supply & Training Services. installation of Contact: Chairman: John O’Callaghan packaging equipment (Musgrave Group) and materials Vice Chairman: Thomas Shortall handling systems. (Kerry Foods) Chief Executive Officer: Contact: Director: Mike Byrne George O’Leary

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Healy Group

Address: HCL House,Second Avenue, Cookstown Industrial Estate, Tallaght, Dublin 24. D24 XDR5 +353 (0)1404 9200 Tel: Fax: +353 (0)1404 9201 Email: info@healy-group.com Web: www.healy-group.com Main Products & Services: Healy Group are a solutions-driven agent and distributor, supplying high-quality food ingredients, chemicals, nutraceuticals and raw materials. We are committed to providing an excellent range of products and unrivalled technical support to all of our customers. From beverages to bakery, pharmaceuticals to cosmetics, our customers can depend on the collective experience and expertise of our dedicated team. At the forefront of technology, our suppliers are experts in their fields of interest which include: • Potato Starch, Flakes, Granules, Fibres and Proteins • Inulin, Oligofructose, Isomalt and Palatinose™(Isomaltulose) • Rice Starch, Flour, Bran and Proteins • Pea Starch, Fibres and Proteins • Corn and Oat Fibres • Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce • Seasonings • Coffee Creamers and Foamers • Fat Powders • Bakery Emulsifiers • Whipping Agents • Transglutaminase • Clean-Label Flavour Enhancers • Yeast Extracts • Preservatives, Stabilisers and Flavours • Gelatine • Caramel Flakes, Fillings, Flavours and Colours • Natural Meat Curing Agents • Fibercolloids™ • Protein Concentrates, Isolates, Hydrolysates, Peptides and Amino Acids In addition to our range of ingredients Healy Group have a number of bespoke technical

solutions designed to meet specific industry challenges. These include salt, sugar and fat reduction, nutritional enhancement, protein and fibre enrichment and clean-label solutions. We also work closely with our customers on individual projects and have developed a range of performance-tested blends such as: • Gluten-Free Bread, Crumpets, Doughnuts, Pasta, Tortillas etc. • Processed and Vegan Cheese • Low Fat Dairy including Mayonnaise and Cheesecake • Clean-Label Brines for Meat and Poultry • High-Fibre White Bread Contact: General Enquiries: info@healy-group.com Sales Director: Gareth Healy Group Technical Manager: Paul Sheldrake

Heterochem (Dist.) Ltd

Address: Unit 49, Baldoyle Industrial Estate, Dublin 13. (01) 839 3127 Tel: Fax: (01) 832 5746 Email: info@heterochem.com Web: www.heterochem.com Main Products & Services: Acidulants, Antifoams, Antioxidants, Emulsifiers, Food Colorants, Preservatives, Starches, Sweeteners. Contact: Account Managers: Lara Fearon (lara@heterochem.com), Simon Brophy (simon@heterochem.com), Paul Byrne (paul@heterochem.com).

HH SOLUTIONS

Address: 12 Ritaville, Old Cork Road, Limerick. Tel: (061) 603 742 Email: info@hhsolutions.ie Web: www.hhsolutions.ie Main Products & Services: Food Probes & Data Services: Loggers & Wireless Monitoring Systems. Irish agents for Eltex of Sweden & Comark Ltd. Contact: Sales Manager: Garry Tuite

I ICDS Recruitment Consultants

Address: 24 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2. (01) 632 1200 Tel: Fax: (01) 676 2292 Email: info@icds.ie Web: www.icds.ie Main Products & Services: Recruitment Consultants Contact: Recruitment Director: Anthony McLoughlin

Industrial Packaging Ltd

Address: Killarney Road, Bray, Co.Wicklow. Tel: (01) 286 4010 (01) 286 4015 Fax: Email: sales@industrialpackaging.ie Web: www.industrialpackaging.ie

Innovate Food Technology

Address: 2nd Floor, 6 South William Street, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 707 9856 Fax: (01) 707 9661 Email: info@innovatesolutions.ie Web: www.innovatesolutions.ie Main Products & Services: Food recruitment, software, food consumer research.

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Food and Drink Export Ireland, a Web: www.johnstonlogistics.ie Ballygomartin Road, Telephone: (01) 403 4100 Estate, Ballygomartin LogoPak International Lt Contact: Business Development: division of the IEA, provides Main Products & Services: Belfast BT13 3LZ. Fax: (01) 403 4183 Road, Belfast BT13 3LZ. Address: Enterprise Ho assistance to Irish food and drink Warehousing & Logistics. Tel: (048) 9077 7444 Deirdre McGuirk Email: info@irishlifttrucks.ie Telephone: (048) 9077 7444 George Cayle companies in the home (048) 9077 4067 Fax: Niall Hickey Web: www.irishlifttrucks.ie Fax: Clifton Moor, market and to increase their sales Email:(048) 9077 4067 info@labelone.ie Main Products/ Materials handling, Email: info@labelone.ie York, abroad. Web: www.labelone.ie Services: equipment / forklifts. Web: www.labelone.ie YO30 4XE. 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Address: 37/41 Chartwell Drive, Wigston, Leicester, LE18 2FL, England. Tel: (0044) 116 288 1588 Fax: (0044) 116 281 3000 Email: sales@measomfreer.co.uk Web: www.measomfreer.co.uk Main Products & Services: Measom Freer manufacture and stock quality plastic bottles, custom moulded bottles, dropper caps, scoops, measures, boxes, jars, tubes, fasteners etc, for food use. Services include 3D design, in-house tool making and screen printing.

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National Chemical Company

Address: NCC House, 42 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2. (01) 613 1400 Tel: Fax: (01) 634 0132 Email: sales@ncc.ie Web: www.ncc.ie Main Products & Services: Food Ingredients: Acidulants Preservatives Biocides Enzymes Texturants Hydrocolloids Stabilizers Antioxidants Carriers Binders Gelling agents Fibres Sweeteners (natural & high intensity) Ingredients Sourcing: NCC Ireland has a long standing experience and expertise in the sales, marketing & distribution of speciality ingredients and commodities from global producers which in turn improves the sourcing capabilities NCC can offer their customers. Contact: Product Manager: Fintan McConnell (fmcconnell@ncc.ie)

National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)

Address: 1 Swift Square, Northwood, Santry, Dublin 9. Tel: (01) 807 3800 (061) 332 982 Fax: Email: info@nsai.ie Web: www.nsai.ie Main Products & Services: Certification and inspection services to national & interna- tional product & management system standards including ISO 22000, ISO 9001, OHSAS and BRC Global Food Standard.

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Obeeco Ltd

Address: Annaville Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Tel: (01) 278 2323 Fax: (01) 278 2374 Email: sales@obeeco.ie Web: www.obeeco.ie Main Products & Services: Packaging machinery, materials, thermal print New Era Packaging Ltd solutions. Address: Drogheda Industrial Estate, Contact: Sales Director: Donore Road, Richard Burke Drogheda, Managing Director: Co. Louth. Olive Walker (041) 987 5600 Tel:

Fax: (041) 983 4481 Email: dnevin@newera.ie Web: www.newera.ie Main Products & Services: Self-adhesive labels for all end-users and manufacturers.

NPP Group Ltd

Address: Unit 509, Mitchelstown Road, Northwest Business Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15. Tel: (00353) (0) 1 880 9299 Fax: (00353) (0) 1 880 9298 Email: sales@npp.ie Web: www.npp.ie Main Products & Services: Flexible plastic packaging distributors. Contact: Sales Director: Eoin McDonagh

O’Brien Ingredients

Address: 11 Magna Drive, Magna Business Park, Citywest, Dublin D24 T97Y Tel: (01) 469 1400 Fax: (01) 469 1360 Email: ingred@obrien-ingredients.ie Web: www.obrien-ingredients.ie Main Products & Services: Supplier of ambient, frozen and chilled ingredients to Bakery, Beverage, Confectionery, Dairy, Ice Cream, Feed, Pharmaceutical, Infant Formula and Savoury sectors in Ireland. Contact: Sales Account Manager: Jenny McEvoy

Nutrition Supplies

Address: Innishannon, Co. Cork. Tel: (021) 477 5522 Fax: (021) 477 5449 ursula.lecane@nutritionsupplies.ie Email: Web: www.nutritionsupplies.ie Main Products & Services: Vitamin & Nutrient Precision Premixes.

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company listings T.S. O’Connor & Son Ltd

Address: Unit C, 67 Heather Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. Tel: (01) 295 5696 Fax: (01) 295 5741 Email: andrew@bags.ie Web: www.bags.ie Main Products & Services: Printed Carrier Bags, Tapes, Labels & Flexible Packaging. Contact: Sales Manager: Andrew Haughton

Odenberg Engineering Ltd

Address: 2004 Orchard Avenue, City West Business Campus, Naas Road, Dublin 24. Tel: (01) 413 6200 Fax: (01) 457 0219 Email: info@odenberg.ie Web: www.odenberg.ie Main Products & Services: Robotics, mechanical handling systems. Contact: Business Unit Manager: James J. Deane

Ornua

Address: Grattan House, Mount Street Lower, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 661 9599 Fax: +353 1 661 2778 Email: communications@ornua.com Web: www.ornua.com Main Products & Services: Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products

shrink films, flexible packaging, Belca range of shrink wrappers, Ilapak flow wrapping, Sovereign labelling systems, Sick sensors.

Pegler & Louden

Address: White Heather, Industrial Estate, 301 South Circular Road, Dublin 8. South Link Park, Ballycurreen Road, Grange, Co. Cork. (01) 416 5170 Tel: (01) 416 5175 Fax: (021) 497 7128 Main Products & Services: Industrial valves and actuators.

Pharmafoods Ltd

Address: Lower Waterford Road, Carrickbeg, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary. Tel: (051) 645 066/645 084 Fax: (051) 645 033 Email: info@pharmafoods.net Web: www.pharmafoods.net Main Products & Services: Bilwinco Multihead Weighers, Mondini Tray Sealers Vacuum and Gas, Limitech Liquid Processing Equipment, Rovema Vertical Form Fill Sealers, Cartoning, Bag In Box, Abtech Premade Pouch Production for Tuna in Foil.

P Packex Industries Ltd

Address: Unit 1, Village Mills Business Park, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow. Tel: (0404) 69 851 Fax: (0404) 69 861 Email: sales@packex.ie Main Products & Services: High quality flexible packaging. Contact: Ivan Cruise

P.C. Packaging Ltd

Address: Derrynane House, Eadestown, Naas, Co. Kildare. Tel: (045) 883 510 Fax: (045) 880 934 Email: philip@pcpackaging.ie Web: www.pcpackaging.ie Main Products & Services: Packaging machinery/ 56 | FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17

PK Chemicals Ltd

Address: Unit 23, Sandyford Office Park, Blackthorn Avenue, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Foxrock, Dublin 18. (01) 295 6977 Tel: Fax: (01) 295 8338 Email: graeme@pkchemicals.com Main Products & Services: Food Ingredients, Flavours and Colours. Contact: Technical Sales Manager: Graeme Locke

Puratos Crest Foods Ltd

Address: 70 - 71 Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Co. Meath. Tel: (01) 825 5505 (01) 825 5506 Fax: Email: info_ireland@puratos.com Web: www.puratos.com Main Products & Services: Bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients. Belcolade Belgian chocolate, Puratos bakery & patisserie products, PatisFrance premium patisserie ingredients. Contact: General Manager: Sean McDaid

Q Q-Lab Ltd

Address: PO Box 27, Kerlogue Industrial Estate, Drinagh, Co. Wexford. Tel: (053) 914 5600 Fax: (053) 918 4575 Email: info@qlab.ie Web: www.qlab.ie Main Products & Services: Microbiological & chemical analysis of food, water & environmental samples. Contact: Managing Director: Anne-Marie Kelly Financial Controller: Aidan Byrne Chem. Lab. Manager: Peter O’Byrne Micro. Lab Manager Brian Healy Business Development Manager: Liz Morris

QPM Ltd

Address: Unit 12, Robinhood Business Park, Robinhood Road, Dublin 22. (01) 450 2421 Tel: Fax: (01) 450 2311 Email: enevin@qpm.ie Web: www.qpm.ie Main Products & Services: Metal detectors, x-ray, checkweighing, calibration, shrink wrapping machinery and materials, flow-wrapping, tray sealing. Contact: Eddie Nevin


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R Rennick Solicitors

Address: Main Street, Dunboyne, Co. Meath Tel: +353 1 825 1030 Fax: +353 1 825 1031 Email: info@rennickfoodlawyer.com Web: www.rennickfoodlawyer.com Main Products & Services: Legal & Business Advice Contact: Office Manager: Gemma McKenna

recovery and recycling of the packaging on the goods or services they provide to their customers. Repak is the only government approved packaging compliance scheme under the Waste Management Packaging Regulations 2007.

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Rentokil Pest Control

Nationwide Coverage Tel: 1890 869 869 (045) 852 890 Fax: Email: pestcontrolinfo@rentokil.ie Web: www.rentokil.ie Main Products & Services: Suppliers of Pest Control to ISO 9001:2008 specification. Contact: Pest Control: Michael O’Mahoney

Repak Ltd

Address: Red Cow Interchange Estate, 1 Ballymount Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Tel: (01) 467 0190 Fax: (01) 403 0929 Email: info@repak.ie Web: www.repak.ie Main Products & Services: Repak was established through a voluntary agreement between industry and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government as industry’s response to the producer responsibility obligations placed on Ireland by the EU Directive on Packaging Waste (94/62/EC). Operating on a not-for profit basis, Repak gives producers legal compliance with their obligation to fund the recovery and recycling of their used packaging. The fees our members pay us are used to fund the

Safefood

Address: 7 Eastgate Avenue, Eastgate, Little Island, Co. Cork T45 RX01 Tel: 021 230 4100 Fax: 021 230 4111 Email: info@safefood.eu Web: www.safefood.eu Main Products & Services: safefood is the all island public agency promoting food safety and healthy eating to consumers through education and awareness campaigns. It also acts as an independent source of scientific advice, commissions and funds relevant research, co-ordinates scientific co-operation and facilitates knowledge exchange among those working in the food sector and other key stakeholders.

SAI Global

Address: Block 3, Quayside Business Park, Mill St, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Tel: 042 932 0912 Email: information@saiglobal.com Web: www.saiglobal.com Main Products & Services: Food Safety certification, BRC Certification, GFSI Scheme Certification, Environmental Management, Quality Management Systems, Supply Chain Management, Aquaculture Services, Fishery Services, Compliance Solutions, Risk Management. Contact Operations manager: Bill Patterson

Saica Pack Ireland

Address: Ashbourne Industrial Estate, Ashbourne, Co. Meath. Tel: (01) 801 0400 (01) 835 1249 Fax: Email: michael.shaw@saica.com Web: www.saica.com Contact: Regional Sales Director, Ireland: Michael Shaw

Saica Pack Lurgan

Address: 16 Robert Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, BT66 8BE. (0044) 28 3832 4222 Tel: Fax: (0044) 28 3832 1788 Email: david.nelson@saica.com Web: www.saica.com Contact: Plant Co-ordinator, David Nelson

Saica Pack Warrenpoint

Address: Newry Road, Warrenpoint, Newry, BT34 3LB. Tel: (0044) 28 4175 2671 Fax: (0044) 28 4175 3103 Email: michael.shaw@saica.com Web: www.saica.com Contact: Regional Sales Director Ireland:Michael Shaw

Schütz (Ireland) Ltd

Address: Townmore, Killala, Co. Mayo Tel: (096) 33044 Fax: (096) 33045 Email: info1ireland@schuetz.net Web: www.schuetz.net Main Products & Services: Manufacturer of IBCs and PE Drums.

Sealed Air Ltd

Address: Clifton House, 1 Marston Road, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 2HN. (0044) 148 022 4000 Tel: Fax: (0044) 148 022 4063 Email: cryovac.ukmkt@sealedair.com Web: www.sealedair.com Main Products & Services: Cryovac® Packaging Solutions, including films, barrier bags, rigid trays, punnets and pots. Diversey Hygiene Solutions including detergents, disinfectants, dosing equipment and energy and water management solutions. Contact: Timothy O’Connell Mobile: 086 225 3172 FOOD IRELAND YEARBOOK 2016/17 | 57


company listings Smurfit Kappa Ireland

www.foodirelanddirectory.com

Address: Ballymount Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12. Tel: (01) 409 0000 Fax: (01) 456 4509 Email: info@smurfitkappa.ie Web: www.smurfitkappa.ie www.skpackaging.ie www.smurfitkappadirect.ie Main Products & Services: Ireland’s leading manufacturer of packaging and point of purchase displays, with a wide product range to suit the needs of the food industry. Standard packaging & promotional products can now be bought on-line via our webshop at www.smurfitkappadirect.ie

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Stone Food Machinery Ltd

Address: 14 North Main Street, Wexford. Tel: (053) 914 7800 (053) 914 7799 Fax: Email: info@stonefoodmachinery.com Web: www.stonefoodmachinery.com Main Products & Services: MEVA Inlet Screens- Penstocks-Gunther Pickle Injectors & Tumblers- Industrial Cleaning Machines Contact: Val W. Stone Mobile: 086 257 0492

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Address: Wilton Park House, Wilton Place, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 808 2100 Fax: (01) 808 2002 Email: info@sei.ie Web: www.sei.ie Contact: Head, Energy Demand Management: Kevin O’Rourke Declan Healey

Syspal

Address: Cockshutt Lane, Broseley, Shropshire, TF12 5JA, England. Tel: (0044) 1952 883188 Fax: (0044) 1952 884 093 Email: sales@syspal.com Web: www.syspal.com Main Products & Services: Manufacturers of stainless steel and aluminium products, specifically designed for regulations within the food industry. Contact: Nicky Davies

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Teagasc Food Research Programme

Moorepark and Ashtown Address: Cork: Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Dublin: Ashtown, Dublin 15. Tel: (025) 42 222 / (01) 805 9500 Email: mark.fenelon@teagasc.ie / declan.troy@teagasc.ie Web: www.teagasc.ie Main Products & Services: Research, development

and innovation, food bioscience, food safety, food chemistry and technology, food industry development, pilot plant facilities, analytical services, training, consultancy. Contact: Mark Fenelon, Declan Troy, Pat Daly.

Tekpak Automation Ltd

Address: Whitemill Industrial Estate, Wexford, Ireland. Tel: (053) 916 3033 Email: jkehoe@tekpak.ie Web: www.tekpak.ie Main Products & Services: Vision guided pick and place robots, product Contact: John Kehoe

Topaz Lubricants

Address: Topaz House, Beech Hill, Clonskeagh, Dublin 4. Tel: (01) 202 8888 Email: lubricants@topaz.ie Web: www.topaz.ie Main Products & Services: Lubricants: Food grade, Industrial, Marine, Vehicle and Plant. Contact: Lubricants / Technical Manager: Jack Condon

Toyota Material Handling Ireland

Address: Killeen Road, Dublin 12. Tel: (01) 419 0200 Fax: (01) 419 0325 Email: materialhandling@toyota.ie Web: www.toyota-forklifts.ie Main Products & Services: Toyota forklifts and BT warehouse equipment. diesel/LPG and electric forklifts, powerpallet trucks, stackers etc.

Transtock Warehousing & Cold Storage Ltd

Address: Christendom, Ferrybank, Co. Waterford. Tel: (051) 832 411 Fax: (051) 832 666 Email: info@trans-stock.com Web: www.trans-stock.com Main Products & Services: Warehousing and frozen and chilled cold storage, logistics.


company listings Trilby Trading Ltd

Address: Boyne House, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth. (041) 983 2137 Tel: Fax: (041) 983 5463 Email: sales@trilbytrading.ie Main Products & Services: Food Grade Vegetable Oils. Contact: sales@trilbytrading.ie

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UCC - School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

Address: Room 242, Food Science Building, University College Cork, Cork. Tel: (021) 490 3393 Email: foodandnutrition@ucc.ie Web: www.ucc.ie/en/fns/ Main Products & Services: Education, research, continuing education & training.

UCC - Department of Food Business and Development

Address: O’Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Tel: (021) 490 2570 Email: foodbusiness@ucc.ie Web: www.ucc.ie/en/foodbus/ Main Products & Services: Education, research, continuing education & training.

UCC - Food Industry Training Unit

Address: Food Science Building, University College Cork, Cork. Tel: (021) 490 3363 Email: m.mccarthybuckley@ucc.ie Web: www.ucc.ie/en/fitu Main Products & Services: Education, research, continuing education & training.

UCD - School Of Agriculture and Food Science Address: UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Undergraduate Programmes: UCD Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine programme Office UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre. (01) 716 7194 Tel: Email: agandfoodprogrammes@ucd.ie Web: www.ucd.ie/agfood Postgraduate Programmes: UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine UCD Veterinary Sciences Centre. (01) 716 6100 Tel: Email: agfoodvet@ucd.ie Web: www.ucd.ie/agfoodvet

V Versatile Packaging Ltd

D.D. Williamson (Ireland) Ltd

Address: Little Island Industrial Estate, Little Island, Co. Cork. (021) 435 3821 Tel: (021) 435 4328 Fax: Email: info@ddwmson.com Web: www.ddwilliamson.com Main Products & Services: Caramel colours, natural colours, burnt sugars, natural colour blends, liquids & powders. Contact: Anne O’Dwyer

WrenTech Ltd

Address: Eversley, Church Bay Road, Crosshaven, Co. Cork. (021) 483 2644 Tel: (021) 483 1363 Fax: Email: smurray@wrentech.ie/ mwren@wrentech.ie www.wrentech.ie Web: Main Products & Services: Ytron & Matcon Mixing & Blending, Powder Dispersion / ncorporation, Dust free transfer batch sytems, Powder bins / Silo discharging, Auger filling, Dosing,Formulation,Batching, Flexibatch. Contact: Siobhan Murray / Michael Wren

Address: Silverstream Business Park, Silverstream, Co. Monaghan. Tel: (047) 85 177 Fax: (047) 85 199 Email: info@versatilepackaging.ie Web: www.versatilepackaging.ie Main Products & Services: Food Packaging Materials and Equipment - Tray Sealers, CPET, Barrier, Antifog Films, Aluminium Trays, Stand Up Pouches, Vacuum Pouches, Pouch Filling & Sealing Equipment.

W Weber Packaging Solutions Ltd

Address: Kilcannon Industrial Estate, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Tel: (053) 923 3778 Fax: (053) 923 3284 Email: sales@weberireland.com Web: www.webermarking.ie Main Products & Services: Print & Apply Labelling Systems, Desktop Printers, Laser Coders. Manufacturers of Blank& Pre Printed Labels. Contact: Patrick Hughes Mobile: 087 279 8925

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relevant organisations

relevant

Organisations AN BORD PLEANÁLA 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902 Tel: 01-858 8100 Lo-call: 1890 275 175 Email: bord@pleanala.ie Web: www.pleanala.ie

BORD BIA

Clanwilliam Court, Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2, D02 A344 Tel: 01-668 5155 Email: info@bordbia.ie Web: www.bordbia.ie

BORD GÁIS ENERGY

1 Warrington Place, Dublin 2, D02 HH27 Tel: 1850 632 632 Emergency: 1850 205 050 Email: info@bordgais.ie Web: www.bordgaisenergy.ie

BORD IASCAIGH MHARA (Irish Sea Fisheries Board) BIM House, Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, A96 E5A0 Tel: 01-214 4100 Email: info@bim.ie Web: www.bim.ie

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMISSION Parnell House, 14 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, D01 E6W8 Tel: 1890 432 432 Web: www.consumerhelp.ie

CONSUMERS’ ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND LTD 26 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, D02 X361 Tel: 01-637 3961 Email: cai@thecai.ie Web: www.thecai.ie

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DRINKS INDUSTRY GROUP OF IRELAND (DIGI)

EXPERIAN IRELAND LTD

ENTERPRISE IRELAND

FOOD & DRINK INDUSTRY IRELAND (FDII)

Anglesea House, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 V094 Tel: 01-668 0215 Web: www.drinksindustry.ie

The Plaza, Eastpoint Business Park, Dublin 3, D03 E5R6 Tel: 01-727 2000 Email: client.service@enterprise-ireland.com Web: www.enterprise-ireland.com

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSOC. OF IRELAND

Heraghty House, 4 Carlton Terrace, Novara Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow, A98 VE89 Tel: 01-276 1211 Email: info@ehoa.ie Web: www.ehai.ie

EUROPEAN COMMISSION IN IRELAND

European House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, D02 YV57 Tel: 01-634 1111 Email: eu-ie-info-request@ec.europa.eu Web: www.euireland.ie

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Newenham House, Northern Cross, Ground Floor, Malahide Road, Dublin 17, D17 AY61 Tel: 01-846 9200 Email: info@experian.ie Web: www.experian.ie

Confederation House, 84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, D02 H720 Tel: 01-605 1500 Email: firstname.surname@ibec.ie Web: www.fdii.ie

FOOD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1, D01 HV58 Tel: 01-814 6080 Email: fpdc@dit.ie Web: www.fpdc.dit.ie

FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY OF IRELAND Abbey Court, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, D01 W2H4 Tel: 01-817 1300 Lo-call: 1890 336 677 Email: info@fsai.ie Web: www.fsai.ie

43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, D02 AW63 Tel: 01-605 7900 Email: epdublin@ep.europa.eu Web: www.europarl.ie

GUARANTEED IRISH LTD

EXCELLENCE IRELAND

HEALTH & SAFETY AUTHORITY

68 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 A3T6 Tel: 01-660 4100 Email: info@eiqa.com Web: www.eiqa.com

1 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, D02 DT68 Tel: 01-661 2607 Email: info@guaranteedirish.ie Web: www.guaranteedirish.ie The Metropolitan Building, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1, D01 K0Y8 Lo-call: 1890 289 389 Email: wcu@hsa.ie Web: www.hsa.ie


relevant organisations INVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (IDA)

THE PRIVATE SECURITY AUTHORITY

IRISH ASSOCIATION OF DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES (IADT)

REVENUE COMMISSIONERS

Wilton Park House, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, D02 YE35 Tel: 01-603 4000 Email: idaireland@ida.ie Web: www.idaireland.com

Rock House, Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 V9P1 Tel: 01-288 7584/288 8274 Email: rgdata@rgdata.ie Web: www.rgdata.ie

IRISH BUSINESS & EMPLOYERS CONFEDERIATION (IBEC) Head Office, Confederation House, 84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, D02 H720 Tel: 01-605 1500 Email: info@ibec.ie Web: www.ibec.ie

IRISH SECURITY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION Chase House, City Junction Business Park, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin 17, D17 AK63 Tel: 01-484 7206 Email: info@isia.ie Web: www.isia.ie

IRISH SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES ASSOCIATION (ISME) 17 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 P766 Tel: 01-662 2755 Email: isme@isme.ie Web: www.isme.ie

MANDATE

O’Lehane House, 9 Cavendish Row, Dublin 1, D01 RT96 Tel: 01-874 6321 Email: mandate@mandate.ie Web: www.mandate.ie

Davis Street, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary, E34 PY91 Tel: 062-31588 Email: info@psa.gov.ie Web: www.psa.gov.ie

Dublin Regional Office, Upper Yard, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2, D02 F342 Tel: 01-858 9201 Web: www.revenue.ie

SMALL FIRMS ASSOCIATION (IBEC) 84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, D02 H720 Tel: 01-605 1500 Email: info@sfa.ie Web: www.sfa.ie

TEAGASC FOOD RESEARCH CENTRE Dublin: Ashtown, Dublin 15, D15 KN3K Tel: 01-805 9500 Cork: Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, P61 C996 Tel: 025 42222 Email: info@teagasc.ie Web: www.teagasc.ie

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, C/O NSAI, 1 Swift Square, Northwood, Santry, Dublin 9, D09 A0E4 Tel: 01-807 3800 Email: info@nsai.ie Web: www.nsai.ie

DEPARTMENTS OF STATE AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND THE MARINE

COMPANIES REGISTRATION OFFICE Parnell House, 14 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, D01 E6W8 Tel: 01-804 5200 Lo-call: 1890 220 226 Email: info@cro.ie Web: www.cro.ie

CUSTOMS & EXCISE, LICENSING SECTION St. Conlons Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, E45 T611 Lo-call: 1890 62 63 64 Email: tarclass@revenue.ie Web: www.revenue.ie

HOUSING, PLANNING, COMMUNITY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Custom House, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, D01 W6X0 Tel: 01-888 2000 Lo-call: 1890 202 021 Email: qcsofficer@environ.ie Web: www.environ.ie

FINANCE

Government Buildings, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, D02 R583 Tel: 01-676 7571 Lo-call: 1890 661 010 Email: webmaster@finance.irlgov.ie Web: www.finance.gov.ie

JOBS, ENTERPRISE & INNOVATION

23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 TD30 Tel: 01-631 2121 Email: info@djei.ie Web: www.djei.ie

JUSTICE AND EQUALITY 51 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, D02 HK52 Tel: 01-602 8202 Lo-call: 1890 221 227 Email: info@justice.ie Web: www.justice.ie

Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 WK12 Tel: 01-607 2000 Lo-call: 1890 200 510 Email: info@agriculture.gov.ie Web: www.agriculture.gov.ie

SOCIAL PROTECTION

The Studio 55C, Maple Avenue, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, A94 HY83 Tel: 01-290 2451 Email: info@ndc.ie Web: www.ndc.ie

NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS AUTHORITY (NERA)

COLLECTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE VAT/PAYE/PRSI

VALUATION OFFICE

NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL

Davitt House, 65A Adelaide Road, Dublin 2, D02 TW27 Tel: 01-631 3322 Web: www.national-employment-rights-authority.carlow.tel

Sarsfield House, Francis Street, Limerick, V94 R972 Lo-call: 1890 203 070 Email: cgcustserv@revenue.ie Web: www.revenue.ie

Aras Mhic Dhiarmada, Store Street, Dublin 1, D01 WY03 Tel: 01-704 3000 Email: info@welfare.ie Web: www.welfare.ie Block 2, Irish Life Centre, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, D01 E9X0 Tel: 01-817 1000 Email: info@valoff.ie Web: www.valoff.ie

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FRI

SAT

27

25

28

29

30

26

27

28

Christmas Day

St.Stephen’s Day

Public Holiday

Public Holiday

J A N F E B

14

6

31

Mother’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

14

25

SUN MON TUE WED THU

O C T N O V

29

30

31

FRI

SAT

SUN MON TUE

D E C

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3 year calendar January Week

2 0 1 6

M T W T F S S

2016 3

4

5

Week

6

7

8

9

1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

25 26 27 28 29 30 31

M T W T F S S

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 29 23 24 25 26 27 28

2016

10

June

2016

March

2016

April

2016

Week 10 11 12 13 14

Week 14 15 16 17 18

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

1 2 3 4 5 6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

July

28 29 30 31

2016

1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

August

25 26 27 28 29 30

2016

Week 18

19 20 21 22 23

Week 23 24 25 26 27

Week 27 28 29 30 31

Week 32 33 34 35 36

M T W T F S S

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

1

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 30 24 31 25 26 27 28 29

September

2016

1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30

October

2016

1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

November

25 26 27 28 29 30 31

2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 29 23 30 24 31 25 26 27 28

December

2016

Week 36 37 38 39 40

Week 40 41 42 43 44 45

Week 45 46 47 48 49

Week 49 50 51 52

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

26 27 28 29 30

1

2

3

4

5

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 30 24 31 25 26 27 28 29

1 2 3 4

January M T W T F S S

2017

May

6

2017

1 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 31 25 26 27 28 29 30

February

2017

Week

6

7

8

9

10

M T W T F S S

1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 27 21 28 22 23 24 25 26

June

2017

1 2 3 4 5 6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 28 22 29 23 30 24 25 26 27

March

2017

1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

26 27 28 29 30 31

April

2017

Week 10 11 12 13 14

Week 14 15 16 17 18

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

1 2 3 4 5

66 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

July

27 28 29 30 31

2017

1 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

August

2017

Week 19

20 21 21 23

Week 23 24 25 26 27

Week 27 28 29 30 31 32

Week 32 33 34 35 36

M T W T F S S

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 29 23 30 24 31 25 26 27 28

September

2017

1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

26 27 28 29 30

October

2017

1 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

November

24 31 25 26 27 28 29 30

2017

1 2 3 4 5 6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

2017

Week 40 41 42 43 44 45

Week 45 46 47 48 49

Week 49 50 51 52

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

25 31 26 27 28 29 30

5

2018

Week

1

2

3

4

M T W T F S S

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 29 23 30 24 31 25 26 27 28

May

2018

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 30 24 31 25 26 27 28 29

Week 5

6

7

8

9

M T W T F S S

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

19 26 20 27 21 28 22 23 24 25

1

February

1 2 3 4

2018

June

2018

1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

March

27 28 29 30

2018

28 29 30 31

December

Week 36 37 38 39 40

January

2 0 1 8

2016

2

May

Week

2 0 1 7

February

1

1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

April

25 26 27 28 29 30 31

2018

Week 9

10 11 12 13

Week 13 14 15 16 17 18

M T W T F S S

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

M T W T F S S

1 2 3 4

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

July

26 27 28 29 30 31

2018

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

August

23 30 24 25 26 27 28 29 2018

Week 18 19 20 21 22

Week 22 23 24 25 26

Week 26 27 28 29 30 31

Week 31 32 33 34 35

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

1 2 3 4 5 6

7 8 9 10 11 12 13

14 15 16 17 18 19 20

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

28 29 30 31

September

2018

1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

October

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

25 26 27 28 29 30

2018

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

November

23 30 24 31 25 26 27 28 29

2018

1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30 31

December

2018

Week 35 36 37 38 39

Week 40

41 42 43 44

Week 44 45 46 47 48

Week 48 49 50 51 52

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

M T W T F S S

M T W T F S S

1 2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

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