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Weekly Roundup, March 7, 2017

By Donna Ahern
Weekly Roundup, March 7, 2017

Kinnegar Brewing has invested €1 million in a new Letterkenny Brewery. The new brewery will allow it to brew three times its current production volume and it is planning to start the process over the next three weeks.

Tesco has recalled batches of its own brand frozen Spaghetti Bolognese. This is due to the undeclared presence of egg. The implicated batches maybe unsafe for consumers who are allergic to or intolerant of egg. The affected items are the 400g batches which carry all date codes.

Dawn Farms is investing over €25 million into its ‘meat science’ and innovation centre in Naas. The food processor which supplies to the Middle East and Europe has said that it is spending the investment in expanding its research and development arm. The company also announced that over the next five years, it is looking to recruit 150 people to work at the new Co.Kildare hub.

Sligo County Council have greenlit the opening of the county’s second Lidl store. The store will refurbish the Mill Building on a 2,920 square metre site. Tesco objected to the project on the grounds that it was an inefficient use of the land.

The Irish Heart Foundation has started a petition to limit digital advertising of unhealthy foods. The foundation is seeking 30,000 signatures for its petition and has started a campaign titled ‘Stop Targeting Kids’ to ‘expose the unscrupulous tactics’ used by food and drinks companies to influence children.


Unilever Food Solutions is launching a Knorr Gluten-Free Guide next month. Under its Knorr brand and in association with the Coeliac Society of Ireland, the food company is releasing a guide to inform and inspire food professionals in catering for those with coeliac disease.

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