Minister congratulates local companies listed in Top 50 British Foods

Jul 19, 2012


Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has congratulated three Northern Ireland food companies on being listed in the Top 50 British Foods, as part of the 2012 Great Taste Awards.



The UK Guild of Fine Food revealed the list ahead of the publication of the annual Great Taste Awards, scheduled for next week.

McCartney’s of Moira, Kettyle Irish Foods and Hannan Meats have had products shortlisted for consideration as the best food and drink available anywhere in Britain and Ireland.

McCartney’s of Moira in County Down has two of its products included on the list. The butchery business, which was named Supreme UK Champion last year for its unique corned beef, has been shortlisted again with the handmade corned beef and a new Sweet Corned Pork.

Minister Foster said: “Once again our food companies have demonstrated that they have innovative and quality products that rank with the very best available in the UK, Republic of Ireland and further afield.

“Overall, the Top 50 listings demonstrate the strength and depth of the local food industry and the contribution it is making to the Executive’s work to transform the economy here into one driven by innovation for export markets.”

The Top 50 foods in Britain were revealed after the final judging of the 2012 Great Taste Awards at London's Royal Garden Hotel on Tuesday 17 July. The full list of GTA winners 2012 will be announced next week.

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