Finnebrogue Artisan in Northern Ireland has won a UK Quality Award for its quality bacon.
The company, which is based at Downpatrick in county Down, won the prestigious award in the annual competition, the most important event in the UK food and drink industry, in the Bacon category for its unique Naked Smoked Streaky Bacon.
The Quality Food Awards recognise and celebrate the best in retail food products available across the UK.
Each category in the annual awards has been specifically tailored to represent the key drivers in today’s ever-changingfood and drink marketplace.
Finnebrogue Artisan is part of Lynn’s Country Foods, a business founded by food entrepreneur Denis Lynn in 1985, also the chairman of Finnebrogue Artisan, now among Northern Ireland’s leading food processors and supplier to major retailers such as Marks and Spencer and Waitrose.
The innovation-led business developed the revolutionary Naked Bacon, the world’s first bacon free from nitrites and other chemicals. It subsequently added nitrite free ham to the range. The company was also the first to market ‘flexitarian’ brand of deliciously different foods, Funky Flexitarian, in the UK.
The company is investing in a major £25 million state-of-the-art processing complex that also features the latest robotic technology. As a result, Finnebrogue is now among the most technology advanced food processors in Europe.