Doherty’s Meats, one of Northern Ireland’s leading family owned meat processors, has launched two unique savoury sausage products.
The company, which is based in Derry, has a successful track record in providing traditional Irish pork sausages, as well as burgers and mince, to major retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda, and also supplies Ocado, the on-line retailer in Britain. The company also has a successful range of gluten free sausages.
The new sausages feature a high pork content – 80% percent – and are available in packs of eight per 454gm as well as in catering packs for hotels and restaurants.
The family business has been in operation in Derry for 150 years and is one of the best-known and most respected food brands in the North West of Ireland. It’s now the market leader in the area and is also a major supplier of meat products in Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.
Brian McQuaid, Doherty’s sales manager, explaining the launch of the new sausages, says: “These highly original products reflect our commitment to innovation as a means of setting us apart in a very competitive market sector and gives us the opportunity to work with other local producers.”
They proved popular with shoppers when we launched them at the Walled City Market in Derry.
The popular Walled City Market, at which Doherty’s is a mainstay, runs on the first Saturday of every month in Guildhall Square, Derry City.
Doherty’s Meats remains family-owned and managed today, and has a heritage in quality meat processing that stretches back over 150 years and six generations. It is widely acknowledged throughout Ireland as one of the leading meat processors.
James Doherty opened his butcher’s shop in Derry in 1830. The business was continued by his son and grandson and by 1945 comprised a small retail chain owned by Thomas J Doherty. In that year, James Doherty joined his father in the business and began a process of expansion and development into processed beef and pork products.
Doherty’s has BRC Grade A accreditation and operates from a modern HACCP approved processing plant in PennyburnIndustrial Estate in Derry.