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Weekly Round Up, August 3, 2016

By Publications Checkout
Weekly Round Up, August 3, 2016

Avoca products have been awarded seven Great Taste awards. The 2016 stars of the coveted blind-taste awards recognised the Irish retailer with two two-star ratings, for its Lamb Tagine and its Oat and Seed Bars, and five one-star ratings.

Twice Great Taste award-winning start-up, Improper Butter, has just launched its Lightly Salted Grass-fed Butter onto the Irish market. The announcement comes shortly after the company revealed that it is to be sold by online retailer Ocado in the UK.

With the Olympics kicking off this weekend, ONSIDE has released the findings of its research which details the most-admired sponsors ahead of the Games. Coca-Cola, Nike and McDonald's all look set to benefit hugely from their involvement with this year's event in Rio.

Major Northern Irish supermarkets are withdrawing yoghurts from their shelves amid concerns they contain rubber. Almost a dozen separate products are being recalled from Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, the Co-op and Waitrose. It's understood the rubber came from fruit conserves added to the yoghurts and provided by an outside supplier.

The Irish Government is calling for input to help create a legal definition for 'small quantity' foods. EU regulation concerning consumer food information has revealed the gap in Irish legal precedent. Food operators and interested parties can voice their opinion by completing the questionnaire. It will remain open until 22 August 2016.


17 small Wexford food producers will soon see their products featured on SuperValu shelves. Drew Fox Brewing, Fancy Fungi Mushrooms, Isle of Crackers, and more are among 53 new producers from the Food Academy Programme. Their products will be available initially in SuperValu stores in Wexford with the possibility of growth to other counties in future.

Graham’s Bakery has won a listing from AmazonFresh for a range of home baked products. Graham's Bakery, based in Dromore, county Down, will be supplying its range of 'Little Luxuries' cake tubs, biscuits, and Victoria Sponge to the online retailer.

Morrisons has slashed the cost of more than 1,000 products. The grocer said prices would be reduced by an average of 18 per cent and as much as 56% on some items. Prior to the Brexit referendum, a Treasury report estimated that the average family shop would rise by 3 cent per year.

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