The Dubai World Trade Centre takes centre stage as it hosts Gulfood, the largest annual food and beverage sourcing event in the world. Running over five days, from 13-17 February, ensure you visit the stellar line-up of Irish producers on the Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) stand, S3-C34 / S3-D33, in Sheikh Saeed Hall.
Ashbourne Meat Processors
Ashbourne Meat Processors is a privately owned company that supplies high-quality beef to domestic and worldwide markets. It operates its own slaughterhouse, cutting plants and modern processing facilities in Ireland, under the strictest quality control and management supervision. Ashbourne Meat Processors holds higher level European Food Safety Inspection Service (EFSIS)-approved ISO 9001 status. It also has modern processing and cold-store facilities. The company offers full traceability from farm to fork and is a member of the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme. This is coupled with a commitment to service, which, the company says, gives it an edge in a competitive marketplace. Annually, Ireland produces close to 500,000 tonnes of beef, with 450,000 tonnes exported across the globe. Ashbourne Meats operates modern processing, storage and handling facilities. According to the company, traditional methods of animal husbandry and Ireland's mild climate, fine grasses and expert processing, as well as the company’s strong focus on quality, mean you can taste the difference in its products. The company’s sales team has built trusted and lasting partnerships with distributors in Europe and beyond. Ashbourne Meat Processors is committed to sustainability and is a verified member of Bord Bia's Origin Green sustainability programme.
Established in 1985, Dawn Farms is a family-owned company and the largest B2B specialist supplier of pre-cooked meat, plant protein, fermented and dried sausage ingredients outside of the US. The company currently supplies the world’s leading food brands across more than 50 international markets throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Dawn Farms offers a safe, quality, on-trend product solution in the pizza and sandwich categories to the best-loved brands in the fast casual and quick service restaurant sectors, delivered from their state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Ireland, Germany and the UK. Visit www.dawnfarms.ie
Do Me a Flavour
Do Me a Flavour is a family business specialising in value-added ingredients. Based in Roscommon, it is a sister company to Oliver Carty & Family, one of Ireland’s most innovative meat processors for over 70 years. Do Me a Flavour has a passion for imagining new flavours and recipes, from the rich bounty grown in Ireland to exotic spices sourced from all over the world, the team will stop at nothing to seek out the most intriguing ingredients and flavours. The company insists on partnering with the finest producers, in every region, all across the globe.
Do Me a Flavour has a diverse portfolio of value-added ingredients including spices and herbs, stuffing, crumbs, flavoured butters, marinades, rubs, sauces and glazes. The NPD team and development chefs are experts in food product development and work hard to ensure that their products work across a host of different proteins and vegetables, and the range of ingredients is always growing and on trend. They strive to translate their flavours into delicious dishes, custom crafted for their customers.
Do Me A Flavour Organic is the retail range of clever, convenient, organic herb and spice mixes. They make everyday food taste effortlessly great and help novice cooks create remarkable meals with minimum fuss. Each mix is carefully blended for flavour and versatility using the finest organic ingredients. A few shakes will add a whole new flavour dimension to even the simplest of meals. Scatter over steaks, sprinkle on roast veggies, perk up mashed potatoes or take omelettes to a whole new level. The retail range includes four flavourful mixes: Steaks, Veggies, Potatoes or Eggs.
Future Nutrition is a private label formulation, development and manufacturing partner that is fully focused on helping to develop the best tasting functional beverages and ready-to-mix powders. The company is expert in four markets: sports nutrition, active nutrition, health and wellness, and gaming. Future Nutrition’s facility is WADA- and IOC-banned substance-free, and is accredited by Informed Sport, and ISO 22000:2018. It is also a member of ESSNA and Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme, Origin Green.
Future Nutrition is a family business, spanning four generations and prides itself on product quality, innovation and service. Established in 2010, Future Nutrition is located on the same original site as its sister company, Donohoe Drinks, that has developed, manufactured and bottled spirits, beers and soft drinks since 1876. Donohoe Drinks has grown from a fast-paced start-up to a global functional beverage manufacturer, working with some of the largest consumer functional beverage brands across the globe. Its trademark agility allows it to work with small, medium and large clients.
Glanbia Ireland is a world-class, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients and leading consumer and agri-brands. The organisation has a first-class track record of success in the global market.
Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Glanbia Ireland has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality ingredients to the international marketplace. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to its milk pool of three billion litres, Glanbia Ireland now exports to more than 100 countries. The company nurtures a talented team of over 2,000 people to manage its network of 11 production facilities serving its communities and delivering annual revenues of around €2bn.
Glanbia Ireland is passionate about nature’s goodness. Working in tandem with its farmers and their herds of grass-fed cows, it has helped redefine modern dairy and delivered the award-winning Avonmore brand. Avonmore produces a range of premium dairy products to cater for a wide variety of consumer and food service needs. Its international product range includes cheese, butter, milk powder, UHT milk and UHT cream. Determined that its naturally tasty dairy should be enjoyed all over the world, Glanbia Ireland’s range of products has ensured it is a leader in the international marketplace.
Glenstal Foods, based in the heart of the Golden Vale in Ireland, is a leading independent dairy trading company with significant presence also in the foodservice and retail sectors. Its product range includes cheese, butter and milk powders. The company has established relationships worldwide with many multinationals in the retail, foodservice and manufacturing sectors. Glenstal Foods has been exporting to the Gulf region since 2008 and is well equipped to meet the unique demands of the region’s marketplace.
Glenstal Foods offer a ‘one stop shop’ for dairy ingredients, retail and foodservice dairy products. The company specialises in the sourcing, sales and marketing of quality dairy products and ingredients. It sources its dairy products from accredited factories to ensure that it offers the highest quality products to its customers around the world. The skilled team at Glenstal Foods is well placed to source and supply the required products to its clients’ specifications, on time and in time. This approach has enabled Glenstal Foods to establish strong relationships and key partnerships with many multinational companies, specialising in key sectors of the Irish dairy food industry.
Glenstal Foods is showcasing its range of aged Irish cheddars in a variety of pack formats, Irish creamery butter in unique packaging and a large range of milk powders.
GoBia has over 30 years’ experience supplying dairy ingredients to global markets. GoBia says its knowledge of the global dairy markets, combined with an esteemed research and development team, puts it at the forefront of product innovation and supply. The company is a supplier of milk fats, milk powders, milk proteins, whey proteins, yoghurt powders, cream powders and a range of organic powders. GoBia is an expert in the manufacturing of novel cheese and dairy concentrates in paste and powder formats. These concentrates are 100 per cent natural.
GoBia also offers a range of foodservice products for the catering industry like cream cheese and cheddar slices for burgers. The company’s flavour house, Flaverco, has an extensive library that includes: sweet; savoury; fruit; herb and spice; plant extract; nut; meat; fish; and alcoholic-style flavours. The GoBia team has also developed a wide range of proprietary functional powder ingredients to consistently produce high-quality cream cheese, cream cheese spread, analogue cheese, processed soft cheese, cheese milk, stirred type yoghurt and yoghurt-style drinks. The R&D-focused company collaborates with customers to provide products that reduce processing time, storage and transport costs. The company says its network of forwarders enables it to seamlessly coordinate any customer request. The GoBia team is continually working on developing innovative ingredients to meet its customers’ current and future needs.
John Stone Fine Foods
John Stone Fine Foods is a global supplier of gourmet, dry-aged beef and lamb. Our heritage for dry ageing began in 1975 under the guidance of our chairman John Stone, a pioneer within the beef industry. The company’s beef is dry-matured and cut to a kitchen-ready standard, which prioritises kitchen yield and food cost. Its cuts are prepared as 'centre of the plate' for fine dining and steakhouse concepts. Consistency in its products is something John Stone prides itself on, ensuring that beef is dry-aged to perfection every time. The company has a dedicated team of expert, traditional butchers who carefully select the valuable product, ageing the beef with patience and care. It has continued its commitment to innovation and standards with the achievement of the National Halal Mark from the Government of Dubai in the UAE.
John Stone has had consecutive gold awards from The World Steak Challenge and meat critic James Byron. The introduction of skin-packed steaks on recyclable boards continues our innovation in the retail category. The introduction of a new 180g, dry-aged beef burger complements its 227g gourmet steak burger along with sliders, using custom blends of prime-aged beef to produce a homemade texture with the succulence to match. John Stone beef is served at the finest hotels and restaurants globally.
Lakeland Dairies Food Ingredients
Lakeland Dairies source fresh Irish milk every day, then transform it into a range of nutritious food ingredients for leading food brands across the globe, providing a wide range of milk powders, proteins and dairy fats including skim milk powder, fat filled milk powder, full cream milk powder, acid casein and butter. These ingredients are then further processed by the company’s customers into a range of products which are consumed daily in key global markets across Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America.
Lakeland Dairies is headquartered in Cavan, Ireland, and processes in excess of two billion litres of milk supplied by over 3,200 local, family-owned dairy farms. The company partners with milk supplying family farms to put sustainability first, looking after the welfare of their animals, protecting the biodiversity of their farms and providing a market and income for their milk. Water usage, energy usage and waste management on farms are carefully monitored.
Lakeland Dairies Food Ingredients has been producing premium quality food ingredients for over 120 years using pure, fresh Irish milk. From bakery and confectionery to sports and lifestyle, its premium quality Irish dairy ingredients can be applied across a broad spectrum of sectors. While it offers a wide range of versatile ingredients, sometimes off-the-shelf simply won’t cut it. Lakeland Dairies offers its customers full access to its people and facilities. The Lakeland Dairies Food Ingredients team is committed to constant innovation and will work in partnership with global customers to create your unique recipes and develop bespoke solutions.
Based in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Marbaana specialises in premium Halal-approved poultry products for the retail and foodservice sectors. Its product range includes turkey bacon strips, chicken bacon strips, turkey lardons and chicken lardons, along with its exclusive ‘sous vide’ poultry products, such as slow cooked BBQ pulled turkey and BBQ pulled chicken. Marbaana’s product range is made exclusively from 100% turkey and chicken breast meat which respects the Halal traditions throughout the entire production process. The product range gives consumers a healthier, higher-protein, lower-fat option with fantastic flavour. With an international customer base and distribution in the UAE, Marbaana’s production facility has a fully integrated IT system offering completely traceable Halal-approved finished product to the customer, with EDI capability. Marbaana is continuously investing in key growth areas such as consumer insight and new product development through intensive research. The company is always looking forward, whether it’s introducing new, innovative products and flavours or developing branding and packaging to communicate clearly to customers. Marbaana packaging boasts a standout design and is extremely consumer friendly.
Marbaana is passionate about sustainability and animal welfare. Operating from a Bord Bia-approved facility with BRC AA rating, the company is a verified member of the Origin Green programme in Ireland. Being a verified member means production methods are certified sustainable now and will continue to be in the future as the company strives to meet measurable targets in a variety of areas including responsible raw material sourcing, reducing energy consumption, improving manufacturing processes, employee welfare and social sustainability initiatives.
Musgrave is Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company. From a small grocery store founded by two brothers in 1876, Musgrave now feeds one in three people in Ireland every single day through its world-class food and beverage brands and supports more than 41,000 jobs in 1,400 stores, warehouses, and offices. The company’s brands include SuperValu, Centra, Daybreak, Donnybrook Fair, MarketPlace, La Rousse Foods, Frank and Honest, and Drinks Inc across the island of Ireland. In Spain, it operates Dialprix supermarkets and Dialsur cash and carry, while customers across the UK, Europe, and the UAE stock its quality and award-winning products. Recently, SuperValu doubled its product range sold on Noon Grocery, the Middle East’s largest online grocery marketplace, and Noon.com’s dedicated fresh grocery platform. Its international export offer includes over 14,000 own-brand product lines for grocery and wholesale, from high quality fresh, chilled and frozen foods to dried food and catering equipment. Its grocery range boasts a collection of food awards, including 100 from the Great Taste Awards 2021, and 49 awards for its Signature Tastes range, making it Ireland’s number one premium range. With a unique combination of scale, robust supply chain and logistics expertise, combined with a passion for quality Irish produce, Musgrave is the ideal trading partner. Musgrave is proud to be one of Europe’s most successful family-owned businesses with a 145-year heritage in food and brand innovation. Musgrave was the first food retail and wholesale group to become a verified member of Origin Green, the world's only national food and drink sustainability programme, and the first company in Ireland to embed the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals into its sustainability strategy. The company supports hundreds of family businesses and local entrepreneurs through its supply chain and franchises, making it the largest supporter of local producers in Ireland. Some 75 per cent of all goods are sourced in Ireland and more than 1,800 local food producers and suppliers are supported by SuperValu. Last year, Musgrave became number one in the grocery retail market in the Republic of Ireland.
Ornua is a dairy co-operative which markets and sells dairy products on behalf of its members, Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers. Ornua is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3bn and a global team of 2,850 employees and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe. Ornua’s core purpose is to build profitable routes to market for Irish dairy products. The group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods, and Ornua Ingredients. Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Kerrygold Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Forto and BEO milk powders. Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and the US. In 2019, Kerrygold became the first Irish food brand to exceed €1bn annual retail value. Its phenomenal global success is attributed to farming families’ commitment and dedication to making the best quality milk in the world, coupled with state-of-the-art member production facilities and an ambitious and focussed brand strategy. Today, Kerrygold is an international household name, loved around the world for its naturally superior, grass-fed dairy products. Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products, for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world, and for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.
Silver Hill Duck
Founded in 1962, Silver Hill Duck is a fully integrated premium duck producer. All aspects of the company’s duck production are owned and controlled by Silver Hill Duck, from breeding, egg production, hatching and selection, to processing, cooking and packaging. Its distinctive hybrid duck is the secret of its success and is a breed that is exclusive to Silver Hill Duck. It has been continually developed over the years, to produce a duck that is full of flavour, succulent, tender and consistent in its quality.
Silver Hill Duck has achieved tremendous success in recent years, in both domestic and overseas markets. At 70 per cent export led, Silver Hill Duck currently supplies duck and duck products to 24 countries worldwide, including the UK, Holland, Germany, the UAE, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Marked success has already been achieved amongst Asian customers due to the superior roasting qualities of the Silver Hill Duck. It is the proud supplier of head-on duck to the very best Chinese and Asian restaurants in Ireland and the UK for almost 40 years. It already commands a premium price in Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau where chefs have christened Silver Hill’s unique breed of duck, ‘The Mother of All Duck’. Currently the company exports 5,000 ducks per week across more than 300 high-end restaurants in Asia, with additional sales enquiries coming in from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and mainland China, based on this success.
Tipperary Co-operative is a world-class innovative dairy ingredient manufacturer that produces premium milk protein powders, butter, Emmental cheese and whey, as well as specialised fortified dairy and plant-based nutritional and medical supplements. In 2020, Tipperary Co-operative invested in a state-of-the-art product formulation, milk evaporation and spray drying facility, making the site one of the most modern dairy ingredient facilities in Europe. By employing the efficient processing technologies and working closely with farmers and customers, Tipperary Co-operative is at the heart of long-term sustainable food industry. The co-operative’s farmers have also invested extensively in creating long-term sustainability on their farms and Tipperary Co-operative supports them to continuously improve milk production methods and sustainability. Support programmes from the research farm owned by Tipperary Co-operative shareholders in conjunction with Teagasc, Ireland’s national advisory body, are fundamental to the future sustainability of its supply base. With its new formulation facility, Tipperary’s research and development team, in co-operation with its customers, is focused on the development of healthy, natural, clean-labelled products that exceed expectations and improve the health and wellbeing of all consumers. Tipperary Co-operative lives a four-pillar approach that drives this innovation. These pillars include: gut and metabolic health; Immunity and wellbeing; bone and muscle maintenance / development; and cognitive support / development. Today, Tipperary is a large manufacturer of high-quality dairy ingredients for the infant formula and food ingredient sector globally. Its products include butter, Emmental cheese, skim milk powder, buttermilk powder, whole milk powder, fat filled milk powder, sweet whey powder and various fortified wet-blended milk powders and milk alternatives. Tipperary specialises in the production of high heat, heat-stable powders for over 40 years and its products are highly regarded and widely distributed across the Asia and the Middle East.