Gulfood, Dubai
21-25 February 2016

13 food and drink companies from Northern Ireland exhibited at Gulfood 2016, the world's biggest food expo taking place in the Dubai World Trade Center.

Northern Ireland is an award-winning food region - the result of a carefully-farmed, quality environment and innovative food producers who deliver excellence. Our food producers are dedicated to traceability and passionate about quality. That's why food and drink from Northern Ireland is exported to over 70 countries. To find out more about Northern Ireland Food and Drink, visit

Find out more information about the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink 2016.


Who exhibited

Water Within sources and bottles still, sparkling and flavoured waters from its Unique Natural Artesian Spring on land owned and protected by Water Within. The company has BRC Accreditation, an Emirates Quality Mark and Mineral Water status.


BFree Foods is a gluten free bakery company that specialises in the production of great tasting breads, bagels, pittas and tortilla wraps. All products are free from soya, wheat, egg, nuts and dairy. The company currently sells its products in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, US, and Australia.


CocoMojo is an innovative brand that produces all natural refreshing coconut drinks and organic cold pressed virgin coconut oil. The drinks are revitalising refreshing beverages that combine the remarkable heath benefits of coconut water, coconut milk, tropical fruits, aromatic spices and botanical herbs.

Crust and Crumb prides itself in being one of Ireland's leading manufacturers of fresh pizza and pizza bases for the retail and food service sectors. The company offers a full range of stone baked and deep pan bases in sizes from 7” to 18” and both sauced and un-sauced. Crust and Crumb has its own NPD team for development of fresh pizza and stuffing products in private label.


Free’ist was introduced to the marketplace in September 2013. It has an extensive range containing 20 sugar and no added sugar products. The company introduced its brand into the marketplace after a growing demand for tasty treats and snacks within the Free From category.

Glanbia Cheese is Europe's largest mozzarella manufacturer, accounting for one third of all the cheese exports, and using 20% of all of Northern Ireland's milk. The company has a wide array of products tailored for every sector of the pizza industry.

Glens of Antrim Potatoes, based at Cushendall in County Antrim, sources potatoes from around 30 growers and supplies products to many of the leading retail chains including Marks and Spencer, Asda and Sainsbury's. The company has invested heavily in its growing and processing operation to ensure high quality products and complete traceability throughout the supply chain. The company works closely with its customers in developing the potato category through serving more discerning customer tastes.

Based in Dromore in Northern Ireland, Grahams Bakery has been baking for 60 years. Now managed by the 3rd generation of the Graham family, they specialise in sponge cakes, pastries and Swiss rolls.

Greenfields is an international dairy trading company. It is a leading supplier of dairy ingredients, specialist milk products and finished dairy products throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, the Far East and Africa. The company sources an extensive range of products including butter, AMF, milk powders and a range of cheeses on a worldwide basis. Greenfields also offers dairy products solutions to a wide range of industrial buyers/distributors of retail/catering products.


LacPatrick prides itself on its exceptionally high quality dairy products. Its portfolio extends to a large range of quality milk, cream, butter, buttermilk, yoghurts and desserts. A significant part of the business is export-led with powdered milk, cheese and butter being distributed worldwide. LacPatrick's LP brand powdered milk brand has an excellent reputation for quality in world powder markets.

Pritchitts delivers specialist, value-added products to the global foodservice and bakery markets including a wide range of high quality extended life and long life dairy products especially developed for caterers. It has a range of products developed specifically for chefs and caterers including minipots for airlines and other transport operators. Key brands are Millac, Roselle, Comelle and Viva.

Mackle Snacks has been manufacturing snacks for over 10 years to the leading UK retailers and household brands. It offers premium and value range snacks which can be produced Organic, Gluten Free etc. Mackle Snacks also manufactures organic baby products including porridge and snacks tailored specifically for baby and toddler.

New Found Joy is a premium, award-winning artisan bakery specialising in producing delicious gluten free treats for the specialty food market. Not only are its products hand made by experienced bakers who are passionate about the gluten free market, but the company also uses the best local produce to ensure its customers get quality products time and time again.