Wexford food producer celebrates success at Blás na hÉireann Awards 2023

O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co., a Wexford-based producer has been recognised at Ireland’s biggest food awards…

O’Neills Dry Cure Bacon Co. took home the Silver award for its Dry Cured Bacon Back Rashers, at the Blás awards. 

Pat O’Neill, of O’Neill’s Dry Cure Bacon Co., produces a range of delicious Dry Cured Bacon products, as well as sausages, and puddings.

Their award-winning bacon is made with Irish pork and is dry cured by hand using their unique family recipe with natural sea salt.  

Now in its 16th year, the Blás na hÉireann awards is the biggest annual competition for quality Irish produce across the island of Ireland with thousands of products entered hoping to win Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards across 100 food and drink categories.  

Producers of SuperValu, Ireland’s largest grocery retailer, took home a remarkable 94 Blás na hÉireann awards at the awards ceremony, in another winning year for the retailer and its local producers. SuperValu Own Brand and its Food Academy producers picked up 94 awards – winning 26 Gold, 24 Silver, 30 Bronze, 5 Chef Larder and 9 speciality awards.

Congratulating Pat O’Neill of O’Neill’s Dry Cure Bacon Co., Ian Allen, Managing Director, SuperValu said:

 “Huge congratulations to Pat O’Neill of O’Neill’s Dry Cure Bacon Co. Without the hard work and commitment to quality from these Irish food producers, we would not have the excellent range of award-winning products available in SuperValu stores.

“2023 has been another stellar year for SuperValu at the prestigious Blas na hÉireann awards. This year SuperValu took home a total of 94 awards, including 48 awards for our talented Food Academy producers. We are incredibly proud of our local producers as they receive the recognition they deserve. SuperValu has been supporting sustainable Irish Food & Drink producers for many years now, helping to deliver a more sustainable range for our customers as well as creating jobs within our communities.

Along with supporting sustainable food producers we are committed to helping our customers make sustainable choices. We recently launched our ‘Local Action, Global Impact’ initiative which showcases the small actions we can all take to make a global impact. Local Irish producers are certainly making an impact. This was another fantastic, award-winning year for our producers, and we are incredibly proud of our local producers as they receive the recognition they deserve,” he said.

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