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Weekly Roundup, 19 July 2016

Skinny Prosecco, developed by Amanda Thomson of the UK-based company Thomson & Scott, is now available in Ireland. The product only contains only 67 calories and is also vegan-friendly and organic.

Tesco Ireland has issued a recall notice for 400g packs of beef ravioli, with an expiration date of December 2018, over concerns that they may contain traces of rubber. Customers are asked to return the affected products to their local Tesco stores, where a full refund will be given. No receipt is required.

The National Farmers Union (NFU) in the UK has has made a formal complaint to the National Standards Institute regarding fake farm branding by retailers on food products, according to farmersjournal.ie. The organization claims that Labels like "Woodside Farm" and "Boswell" introduced by Tesco are being used to confuse customers.

Northern Irish creators of natural fruit infused vinegars, Burren Balsamics has doubled its sales over the past year, having grown sales in its key markets, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Sales were also helped with by the launch of its new Chilli and Honey vinegar products.

French celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli tried Saint Brendan’s Irish Cream Liquer Ice Cream, developed by Northern Ireland companies Glastry Farm Ice Cream and Niche Drinks, during his recent visit to Co. Derry. The product was created especially to celebrate the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race stage, which ran from 9-17th July.

Tesco stores throughout Wicklow will be participating in Ireland's largest fancy dress day on 23 June, aiming to fundraise €100,000 for its charity partner, Temple Street Children's Hospital, according to WicklowVoice.ie.

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