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Did You Know ... March 21, 2017

By Donna Ahern
Did You Know ... March 21, 2017

Did You Know … Martin Kenny TD called for sanctions on Brazilian Beef, after authorities in Brazil closed three meat-processing plants and is investigating 212 others. “The quality of Irish beef produced from grass-fed, free-roaming cattle, bred on family farms, to the highest standards should not be forced to compete with produce from countries where standards are non-existent in comparison,” Kenny said.

Did You Know … McDonalds is bringing back the McMór burger? The McMór is a locally developed burger, featuring 100% Irish beef and bacon as well as Charleville Cheddar and Ballymaloe Relish, all in a potato-flaked bun.

Did You Know … Wisconsin butter aficionados are suing for the right to purchase Kerrygold in the US state? Wisconsin currently bans non-graded butters from being sold, fining offenders between $100 and $1,000 and six months in jail. Ornua is not involved in the lawsuit and declined to comment on the case.

Did You Know … Marks & Spencer has pulled its adverts from Google? The retailer has expressed concern that its ads were appearing beside extremist content, and joins the likes of HSBC, Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland, the BBC and McDonald's in withdrawing its ads.

Did You Know … Independent News & Media has announced its plans to support Daffodil Day? The news publisher will provide high-profile marketing support in the Irish Independent and on to the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day throughout the month of March.


Did You Know … two Australian breweries have apologised for their famine-themed Irish beer? Brewed for St Patrick’s day by Willie The Boatman and Shark Island breweries, Famine and The Crown caramel chocolate ale drew consumer ire and has since been withdrawn. “It was never our intention to trivialise this terrible piece of history for the sale of a few kegs, but to acknowledge the resilience of the people,” the brewers stated.

Did You Know … Unilever is considering offloading its Flora and Stork spreads? According to, the consumer goods giant is thinking of selling the underperforming division for ~€7 billion, in order to guard against potential takeover bids.

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