Moy Park won the Safefood Best Innovation to Enhance Food Safety Award at the 14th Northern Ireland Food & Drink Awards.
The awards are recognised as a crucial measure of commercial success for local food and drink manufacturers and processors, offering companies the chance to showcase their commitment to excellence in front of key industry stakeholders and customers.
Speaking at the event, Michael Bell, Executive Director of the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association, said:
“These awards are among the most important in Northern Ireland’s entire business calendar, as some 100,000 private sector jobs depend on the agri-food supply chain. The industry has a turnover of £5bn every year, so its importance cannot be overstated.
“On behalf of NIFDA, I’d like to congratulate all our award winners, those who were specially commended and indeed everyone who was lucky enough to be declared a finalist at this prestigious ceremony. These local companies are trailblazers in the international food and drink sector, leading the way in agri innovation, education and supply chain excellence on the world stage, so it’s only right that we celebrate their achievements.
Nigel Walsh, Director, Commercial Banking, Ulster Bank said;
“The 2017 awards come hot on the heels of the Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink, and Ulster Bank is pleased to support them, as we continue to develop the momentum and profile that 2016 gave to the sector. Ulster Bank has sponsored these awards from the outset and it has been inspiring to see the quality and calibre of entries improve with each event. It reflects the progression and success of the food and drink industry in Northern Ireland – a sector with which we are proud to be so closely involved.”