Dawn Meats has been awarded over 20 stars at the annual Great Taste 2018 Awards in London, which is run by the Guild of Fine Food.

A spokesperson for the meat processor added that it achieved three prestigious three-star awards also across its beef and lamb products.

Dawn Meats has operations in 10 locations around Ireland and many more across the UK and Europe.

It is a premium beef and lamb supplier to a wide range of blue-chip food businesses in over 40 countries, according to the company.

Dawn was awarded three of the top-ranked three-star awards for its:
  • West of Ireland 50-Day Dry-aged French-trimmed bone in Rib, apparently described by the judging panel as “the Sunday joint of our dreams”;
  • Borders Lamb Shoulder Joint – of which the judging panel purportedly remarked “the depth of flavour is truly remarkable”; and
  • Caledonia Crown Aberdeen Angus Matured Marbled Standing Rib – described by the judging panel as “simply beef at its best”.

In 2018 over 500 judges assessed entries from March through to early July. A total of 12,634 products were entered in 2018’s competition.

Commenting on the awards, CEO of Dawn Meats Niall Browne said: “Well done to our teams across Ireland and the UK who have outdone themselves this year in their dedication to quality, taste and presentation.

“This recognition is a great result for the team and their collaboration with our farmer suppliers.”