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Minister Mitchell O’ Connor to meet small Irish food producers


Today the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D., is meeting eight small Irish food producers from the Food Academy who are among the 281 producers to have successfully made the break-through into the retail market.

The event is being organised by the Local Enterprise Offices, who deliver the Food Academy programme in partnership with Bord Bia and SuperValu and will be held at the City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

At the Food Academy showcase today, the Minister will meet the producers behind eight different Irish brands including Emerald Oils in Tipperary, Kilbeggan Organic Foods in Westmeath, Wellnice Pops in Limerick, The Galway Food Company, Irish Fish Canners in Donegal, Loughbeg Farm Foods in West Cork, Nutraplenish in Kildare and HiRó by Róisin in Dublin City. The Minister will also meet with representatives of the Local Enterprise Offices Bord Bia and SuperValu.

The programme is an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices, Bord Bia and SuperValu to nurture new start-ups in the food and drink sector and it focuses on areas such as business planning, understanding consumer trends and raising finance.