LUSK-BASED Country Crest has won yet another award.
This time the company is celebrating after winning a silver medal at the 5th annual Blas na hÉireann National Irish Food Awards, which recognise and reward the very best in Irish food and drink products. SuperValu Supreme Mash with Carrot & Turnip, supplied by Country Crest was awarded a silver medal in the Ready Meals & Prepared Foods (Hot) category. Country Crest are passionate about the quality of food they produce and are committed to using local produce, having built an important local grower base.
They strive to deliver quality foods at affordable prices to SuperValu customers. The SuperValu Range swept the board at the awards winning 14 medals in total; four gold, eight silver and two bronze – beating off stiff competition and taking home more awards than any other Irish retailer. All the products from the SuperValu Range which received awards are supplied locally by Irish Food Suppliers.
Speaking about the awards, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu, said: ' We are incredibly proud that our SuperValu Range has featured so prominently at the Blas na hÉireann Awards. To have 14 of our products receive medals is a tremendous achievement and it marks a huge vote of confidence in the quality and taste credentials of this range.' Blas na hÉireann is the biggest blind tasting competition of its kind in the world. Over 2,000 Irish products were entered into 50 different categories, ranging from soup to seafood and chocolate to cheese, with winners from all over the country taking Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in each category. Each product was blind tasted by a panel of 40 judges made up of chefs, foodies and food scientists from UCC.