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.
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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 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.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has officially opened Bord Bia's new office in Warsaw, Poland, from which it aims to drive exports of Irish food and drink to 11 Central European markets. According to Bord Bia, the value of trade to Poland has almost trebled in the past five years.
Following three days of visits to over 80 Irish farms, factories and food producers nationwide, almost 550 food buyers from all around the world are gathering in the RDS, Dublin, for Bord Bia’s Marketplace Ireland 2018 event.
Bord Bia’s trade mission to the Middle East in February was deemed ‘a fantastic success’ by chief executive Tara McCarthy. Speaking to Matt O’Keeffe, who was also in attendance, Tara described the five-day mission as a great opportunity to discuss Bord Bia’s business development plans and the Origin Green story with other delegates during the different trade-mission engagements.
Bord Bia's stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan focused on Origin Green, the national sustainability programme for the Irish food industry, and the framework it provides to farmers and food producers in the challenging trading environment brought about by Brexit.
Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed and Bord Bia CEO, Tara McCarthy, marked the success of Irish beverage exports to the US, which grew to over €500 million last year, at a trade showcase in Chicago.