Love Irish Foods has returned to Bloom this year, marking its eighth year at the premier food and gardening festival.
This year, Love Irish Food will have a member brand marquee which is themed around ‘Meeting the Brexit Challenge’.
There you will find an array of food producers who run SMEs employing local people from every corner of the country.
Commenting, Kieran Rumley, Executive Director, Love Irish Food said: “We are delighted to return to Bloom’s food village again this year with the Love Irish Food ‘Meeting the Brexit Challenge’ marquee, which has not only become a mainstay in the food village but the event itself”.
Meeting the Brexit Challenge
“With Brexit fast approaching, it is important that Irish shoppers can identify locally produced food brands, with the Love Irish Food logo, and to understand their importance and contribution to local communities throughout Ireland,” Rumley continued.
According to Rumley, a total of €3.7 billion worth of food was imported from the UK last year.
In addition to this, Ireland imported 77% of yogurts sold in supermarkets; €200m worth of biscuits; 22 containers per week of chicken breast; 72,000 tons of potatoes, nearly 1 billion equivalent cans of soft drink, as well as 70 million litres of mineral water.
“Brexit will likely see the imposition of tariffs on UK products exported to Ireland,” Rumley explained, “providing an opportunity for Irish owned brands to challenge their UK counterparts in supermarkets throughout Ireland and the Love Irish Food marquee at Bloom is a great opportunity to see some of these remarkable Irish products.”
“With 24 Love Irish Food member companies exhibiting at Bloom this year, we’re looking forward to showcasing the best of Irish food at the festival,” he concluded.
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