Agri-Food Industry

NI agri-food to take a leaf from the aerospace industry

NI agri-food to take a leaf from the aerospace industry

Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry is to take a leaf from the aerospace industry’s book, in harnessing robots within production lines....

July 1, 2021

UK and New Zealand agree to ‘accelerate’ trade talks

UK and New Zealand agree to ‘accelerate’ trade talks

Trade talks between the UK and New Zealand have stepped up a gear, with reports “strong progress” has been made...

June 18, 2021

UK-Australia deal: Unclear whether farming safeguards go far enough

UK-Australia deal: Unclear whether farming safeguards go far enough

It’s not clear whether safeguards to protect local farming from lower-cost imported produce go far enough, as the UK announces...

June 15, 2021

Consumers increasingly ‘buying Irish’ food during global pandemic

Consumers increasingly ‘buying Irish’ food during global pandemic

There is clear evidence that consumers are increasingly buying Irish throughout the global health pandemic brought about by Covid-19, delegates...

March 10, 2021

FSAI to host webinar for food businesses

FSAI to host webinar for food businesses

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is continuing its ‘Breakfast Bites’ series of webinars, with its next webinar in...

February 18, 2021

Commission creates new food labelling system for food businesses

Commission creates new food labelling system for food businesses

The European Commission has created a new food labelling information system which provides a “user-friendly” IT solution for food businesses....

January 5, 2021

EU allocates €182.9 million to promote European agri-food products

EU allocates €182.9 million to promote European agri-food products

A total of €182.9 million has been allocated to the promotion of EU agri-food products in and outside the EU...

December 17, 2020

Food and drink businesses sought for government-supported programme

Food and drink businesses sought for government-supported programme

Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc have launched Food Works 2021 – a government-supported accelerator programme that provides a launchpad...

November 16, 2020

European Commission study on impact of Covid-19 on agri-food sector

European Commission study on impact of Covid-19 on agri-food sector

The European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) is currently conducting a study on the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic...

November 9, 2020

Clandeboye Estate launches £2 million expansion to quadruple production

Clandeboye Estate launches £2 million expansion to quadruple production

Northern Ireland’s only yoghurt maker, Clandeboye Estate, has announced it will invest over £2 million to expand its yoghurt business...

September 14, 2020

‘29% of agri-food sector employees in Ireland come from outside the country’

‘29% of agri-food sector employees in Ireland come from outside the country’

Research suggests that 29% of agri-food sector employees in Ireland come from outside the country. That’s well above the figure...

August 19, 2020

Choosing the right route to market ‘crucial’ for Irish food businesses

Choosing the right route to market ‘crucial’ for Irish food businesses

According to the latest food and agri-business report from IFAC, almost one in two sales for food businesses are delivered...

September 13, 2019

Bridging the great divide with due diligence and a sense of care

Bridging the great divide with due diligence and a sense of care

McNamee’s Bakery was established in Crossmaglen in 1939 – on the day World War II began the family signed for...

August 29, 2019

Northern Ireland royal residence to host agri-food festival

Northern Ireland royal residence to host agri-food festival

Northern Ireland’s royal residence is set to welcome the region’s top agri-food producers as one of its first major public...

June 18, 2019

Cloughbane Farm launches plant-based meal range

Cloughbane Farm launches plant-based meal range

Tyrone-based Cloughbane Farm has launched a new range of plant-based meals which has secured listings with Henderson Group, owners of...

April 20, 2019

Northern Ireland’s top agri-food firms celebrated at NI Food and Drink Awards

Northern Ireland’s top agri-food firms celebrated at NI Food and Drink Awards

More than 400 guests turned out in style to celebrate the achievements of our leading food and drink companies at...

March 26, 2019

Copeland Spirits signs 125-year lease in Co. Down

Copeland Spirits signs 125-year lease in Co. Down

Co. Down company Copeland Spirits has signed a 125-year lease for a distillery and visitor centre in the harbour town...

March 3, 2019

What’s Kepak feeding cattle to produce Omega 3 enriched beef?

What’s Kepak feeding cattle to produce Omega 3 enriched beef?

Kepak Group is set to unveil its latest product innovation – ‘the first’ Omega 3 enriched beef – this week...

October 17, 2018