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Articles Tagged ‘Bord Bia’

€500,000 approved for fruit & veg promotion

EU funding of €500,000 has been approved for Bord Bia to promote fresh fruit and vegetables for the next three years. This additional funding brings to €1m, the total amount to be spent on such produce, until 2018.

11 companies selected for FoodService Academy


Sustainably grown seaweed, whiskey flavoured popcorn and Cork’s finest gluten-free fresh chilli sauce are just some of the innovative products selected to join this year’s FoodService Academy.

Award winners announced at Bloom 2017 launch


Bloom patron and President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins officially opened the prestigious, annual, five-day Bloom flower and food festival event at 11am today (June 1) in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. In addition to visiting the 22 show gardens, 13 postcard gardens and 110 food and drink exhibitors, visitors can also attend a host of live talks, cookery demonstrations and debates.

Bloom 2015 details announced by Bord Bia

Bloom 2015


Bord Bia has launched its plans for Bloom 2015, a five-day annual horticulture, food and family event. Now in its ninth year, the Bord Bia festival has enjoyed huge success over the years, with over 106,000 people attending the 2014 event.

Bloom attendance over 90,000

Bloom 2015


More than 94,000 people attended Bord Bia's Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, over the June bank holiday weekend.

Bloom event set for June bank holiday


Bord Bia has launched its 10th annual Bloom event and, according to the organisers, this year’s show will have something for all ages and interests.

Bord Bia agrees to new farmer-friendly audits


IFA national livestock chairman Angus Woods said the IFA has put forward proposals to Bord Bia for a new protocol on farm audits under the Sustainable Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme (SBLQAS).

Bord Bia appoints new CEO

Tara McCarthy has been appointed chief executive of Bord Bia. Ms McCarthy will succeed current chief executive, Aidan Cotter, who will retire in January 2017.

Bord Bia EU beef promotion in Tokyo


Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) are engaging with 50 major Japanese beef buyers in Tokyo, building on last week's trade agreement between the EU and Japan.

Bord Bia Food and Drink Industry Awards 2015

Brian and Rachel Nolan, cofounders of Nobó

The prestigious biennial Bord Bia Food and Drink Industry Awards 2015, which took place last night at the Mansion House, Dublin, was opened by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney.

Bord Bia honours ‘green heroes’ at Sustainable Farming Awards


Ireland’s most sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly family farms were honoured at Bord Bia’s Origin Green Sustainable Producer Awards which took place Friday, October 21. Over 230 farmers and senior representatives from farming organisations and the agri-food industry gathered in Portlaoise for the celebratory event.

Bord Bia hosts ‘Best Dressed Oyster’ competition


Bord Bia hosted its inaugural ‘Best Dressed Oyster’ competition at London’s Hix Oyster & Chop House restaurant last week where Dublin chef Simon Lamont fought off competition from nine other finalists, to claim victory at the prestigious event.

Bord Bia launch new Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme


Bord Bia have launched the new Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) which sets out the agreed standards for the production and certification of Irish beef and lamb. The new scheme was designed in collaboration with the sector stakeholders to meet the demands of global food buyers for verifiable proof of Ireland’s sustainability claims. The scheme is accredited to the International Standard for Product Certification ISO 17065 by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB), who approved the scheme in recent days.