National Organic Awards 2016

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National Organic Awards 2016

National Organic Awards shortlisted entries announced

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Awards to take place on October 13th

The National Organic Awards, held in association with Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, mark the achievements of Irish organic food and drink growers and manufacturers who create excellent quality organic products in Ireland. A team of industry experts has announced the twenty-two products that have been shortlisted for this year’s Awards, which will take place at Bord Bia’s Dublin headquarters on Thursday, 13th October.

Commenting on this year’s National Organic Awards, Mary Morrissey, Senior Manager in Bord Bia’s Food & Beverage Division said that ‘in addition to a record 278 entries in the National Organic Awards this year, we are delighted to see that the quality and diversity of the products continues to go from strength to strength each year. The judges had a difficult task in shortlisting the winners showing the dedication of Irish organic food producers with the awards offering a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the best the industry has to offer.’

2016 National Organic Awards Shortlist

1. Best Fresh Product

Company Product Location

Rathlir Farm

Hens’ Eggs

Clare

Mossfield Organic Farm

Yoghurt

Offaly

The Organic Centre

Organic Salad Bag

Leitrim

2. Innovation Award

Company Product Location

Mulberry Meadow Organic Farm

My Organics Living Salad - Salad Bowl Mix

Monaghan

The Little Milk Company

Cream Cheese with Basil Pesto

Waterford

This is Seaweed

Dulse Flakes

Dublin

Algaran Teo

Organic Irish Dukkah with Dulse seaweed and chilli

Donegal

3. Best Prepared Product

Company Product Location

Blakes Always Organic

Culture Blend Coffee

Leitrim

Burren Smokehouse Ltd.

Burren Smoked Irish Organic Salmon Cold Smoked

Clare

Just Food

Just Food Organic Winter Minestrone meal Soup

Cork

4. Direct Selling Award

Company Product Location

Bluebell Organic Farm

Gooseberry & Seaweed Chutney

Leitrim

Green Earth Organics

100% Irish Veg Box

Galway

North Mayo Heritage Centre

Onions red & white

Mayo

5. Best New Product

Company Product Location

Mulberry Meadow Organic Farm

Frozen Wheatgrass

Monaghan

Ummera Smoked Products Ltd.

Smoked Organic Picanha Beef

Cork

Dunnes Stores

Dunnes Stores Irish Organic Cherry Tomato Shaker Cup

Dublin

6. Export Award

Company Product Location

E. Flahavan & Sons

Flahavan's Irish Organic Porridge Oats 1Kg

Waterford

Second Nature Oils

Second Nature Oils Bee Friendly Cold Pressed Organic Rapeseed Oil

Kilkenny

Good Herdsmen

Irish Organic Beef exports (represented by Irish Organic Angus skin packed steaks for Dennree)

Tipperary

7. Chefs’ Choice

Company Product Location

Highbank orchards

Orchard Syrup

Kilkenny

Mossfield Organic Farm

Mossfield Cumin Seed Cheese

Offaly

Wilkies chocolate Ltd

Organic chocolate factory cooking chocolate 70% organic cooking chocolate

Cork