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Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

THERE was a top award for Louth Food Pro­ducer Der­rycamma Farm, at the Ir­ish Qual­ity Food Awards 2017.

Fol­low­ing on from the un­prece­dented suc­cess at the re­cent Blas na hEire­ann Awards and in­ter­na­tional Great Taste Awards, multi-award win­ning food pro­duc­ers who are part of the Dunnes Stores Sim­ply Bet­ter Col­lec­tion won an ex­cep­tional 54 awards at the Ir­ish Qual­ity Food Awards (IQFA) which took place last night in The Clay­ton Ho­tel, Burling­ton Road, Dublin.

These awards bring the to­tal of awards won this year alone to 98 and over 300 awards, that the pre­mium food and drink brand has re­ceived since it was in­tro­duced in 2013.

The Ir­ish Qual­ity Food and Drink Awards (IQFA) were launched in 2013 for the re­tail sec­tor and are unique in that they re­ward great tast­ing prod­ucts, with the best of flavours, tex­tures and aro­mas. Each year the awards demon­strate the ca­pac­ity of re­tail­ers and pro­duc­ers to cre­ate mar­vel­lous new prod­ucts.

The Sim­ply Bet­ter Col­lec­tion is a fan­tas­tic ex­am­ple of just that, a re­tailer and pro­ducer col­lab­o­ra­tion that has led to a pre­mium col­lec­tion which is made up of over 350 prod­ucts and over 270 of these are pro­duced in Ire­land and avail­able ex­clu­sively in Dunnes Stores na­tion­wide.

Speak­ing af­ter the Awards, Diar­muid Mur­phy, Brand Man­ager for Dunnes Stores Sim­ply Bet­ter Col­lec­tion stated “What a fan­tas­tic year it has been for the food, drinks and re­tailer awards. We are over­whelmed and so lucky to work with such amaz­ing pro­duc­ers, de­vel­op­ing award win­ning prod­ucts that are con­sis­tent and recog­nis­able for their qual­ity. These awards are a demon­stra­tion of what we as­pire to achieve for the Sim­ply Bet­ter Col­lec­tion fan­tas­tic food that can be en­joyed in the com­forts of your home.”

Der­rycamma Farm was Highly Com­mended on the night in the Sauces and Salad Dress­ings Cat­e­gory for their Dunnes Stores Sim­ply Bet­ter Ir­ish Made Honey and Mus­tard Dress­ing.

Speak­ing about the awards Pa­trick Rooney of Der­rycamma Farm stated: ‘Be­ing part of the Sim­ply Bet­ter Col­lec­tion has opened many doors for us, and what we have ac­com­plished since the start of our jour­ney is a re­sult of team­work and the shared ethos of pro­duc­ing qual­ity prod­ucts to cus­tomers through­out Ire­land, with­out com­pro­mis­ing on the good­ness that great food brings to any meal.’

These award win­ning prod­ucts, are avail­able in Dunnes Stores na­tion­wide. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Dunnes Stores Sim­ply Bet­ter Col­lec­tion visit www.dun­nes­stores.com

Diar­muid Mur­phy, Brand Man­ager Dunnes Stores Sim­ply Bet­ter; Pa­trick Rooney, Der­ry­damma Farm; Cle­ber­ity Chef, Neven Maguire; Carol Rooney, Der­rycamma.

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