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Exciting Opportunities in Food in South West Mayo!

South West Mayo Development Company has identified the potential of the small food sector in the South West Mayo area and recognises the need to stimulate and generate ideas on the development of the small food sector. To achieve this aim Oonagh Monahan will offer support through firstly providing an information evening, secondly providing one to one mentoring/consultation and finally providing training…


Salmonella in Duck Eggs

The investigation into the current outbreak of Salmonella linked with the consumption of duck eggs is ongoing, with five new cases in August.

The latest confirmed cases brings the total number to date to 24 and it is now the largest food poisoning outbreak of salmonellosis recorded in recent years in Ireland. 

In light of this, the Food Safety Authority…


Batchelors and Odlums merge

SOME OF Ireland's best-known food brands are set to come together at a new company called Valeo Foods in a multimillion euro deal. Batchelors, famed for its tinned baked beans and peas, is to be merged with Origin Foods, which owns the Odlums, Shamrock and Roma brands, in a deal thought to be worth €140-€150 million. The transactions is subject to the approval of the Competition Authority. Is this…


Primary Food Hygiene training now available

Oonagh is now registered with the EHOA (www.ehoa.ie) to deliver the Primary Food Hygiene training course which all food handlers must complete in order to meet your legal obligations. Get in touch!


Harvest Feast tomorrow!

Looking forward to trawling the stalls, eating my way around, and bringing home the goodies in Drumshanbo tomorrow.www.harvestfeast.ie


Wild Wellied Women cometh!

Have you tried the luscious salad bags from the Wild Wellied Women ? Available in Dromahair. Check out www.wildwelliedwomen.com


Innovation Vouchers call for small food companies

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD has announced details of innovation funding for small Irish companies in the food industry. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 each are available to all small companies in the food sector over the next 6 weeks. The deadline for applications is 20th August 2010. Enterprise Ireland manage the Innovation Voucher initiative which offers…


Two good salads!

Very pleasantly surprised recently in Galway and Monaghan. Great salad lunches, fresh, unusual combos, really tasty, thoroughly enjoyable - Mamma Bia, Newcastle Rd., Galway (opp UCHG) and Busy Bees in Herrons Yard, Monaghan town. Go!


SWIBN re-ignites!

Key speakers to re-ignite Sligo Women in Business Network! SWIBN is delighted to announce the first event in their new monthly programme entitled "outstanding conversations", and at the same time to let women know who to keep an eye out for in the next few months. For inspiration in June, our first choice is Pádraic O'Máille. To follow, what really makes you happy? meet positive psychologist Shane…


Calling new and aspiring small food producers!

Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company is launching an innovative new project to stimulate potential and existing small food producers in the region. Two information evenings are planned with an experienced Food Specialist, on June 16th in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford and June 17th in the Community Centre, Killala, both at 9pm. The sessions are free and everyone is welcome! People interested in…


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