Irish beef steaks are quadruple 2017 winners in the prestigious annual International Taste and Quality Institute (iTQi) Awards.
The winning products were produced at ABP Cahir, and ABP Ireland said the wins were further endorsement of their Ultra Tender process for their beef, which is used in over 100 Michelin starred restaurants across the world. The Brussels-based iTQi is one of the world’s leading organisations for testing food and drink products. Judges are selected from 15 prestigious European culinary and sommeliers associations. Companies from more than 120 countries enter their products annually, bidding for Superior Taste Awards based on blind testing. In these awards, ABP Ireland received three stars for its Tipperary Dry Aged Black Angus Rib Eye Steak and Hereford Dry Aged Rib Eye Steak products. The company’s Hereford Dry Aged Striploin Steak and Tipperary Dry Aged Black Angus Striploin Steak received two-star awards. Eoin Ryan, European Sales Manager, ABP Food Group said: “Today’s news is particularly satisfying given the European nature of the judging process, and the fact that we supply product into a number of Europe’s leading retailers and food service providers.”