Dawn Meats, the Waterford-based premium meat supplier was recognised with silver and bronze awards at the Blas Irish Food awards, held in Dingle, Co. Kerry recently.

Dawn’s teriyaki stir fry strips were awarded a silver medal, and its Premium Butcher lamb leg, a bronze medal at the annual awards gala.

Supplier of choice to a wide range of blue-chip food businesses in over 40 countries, the Waterford-headquartered premium meat processor was also named ‘Best in County’ for Waterford.

Commenting on the awards, CEO of Dawn Meats, Niall Browne said: “Irish produced food and drink is enjoying its well-deserved moment of recognition, and the calibre of entry at this year’s Blas Awards is testament to that. As a committed member of Origin Green, Dawn demonstrates the highest levels of care and dedication in producing premium cuts in a sustainable way. We are delighted to share in the celebration of Irish excellence in food and drink.”

The awards are now in their 7th year and all Irish companies are invited to enter. The products are tasted by panels of selected judges in two tranches resulting in the winning products being awarded Gold, Silver & Bronze as well as some key awards such as Best in Farmers Market and Chef’s Choice.