Milgro is an Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards finalist!

award-irish-quality-foodMilgro Tobacco Onions from Milgro has been shortlisted for the finals of the prestigious Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards

Milgro Tobacco Onions were one of almost a thousand product entries which underwent three weeks of tough judging at the Dublin Institute of Technologys School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology.

Milgro is now in with a chance to win one of the prestigious awards in a glittering ceremony hosted by Irish celebrity Chef and proprietor of restaurant L’Ecrivain Derry Clarke, on 16th September at the Round Room, Mansion House, in Dublin.

Producer Gerald Miller MD, say they are delighted with the news: Its great to be shortlisted for a prestigious Irish Quality Food and Drink Award. The awards were open to all food and drink retailers, producers and manufacturers across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, so to be shortlisted is a huge achievement for our company.

These prestigious accolades, now in their third year, set out to recognise excellence in food and drink product development from a wide variety of companies across Ireland.

The event is repeating last years trade-media partnership with Retail News magazine, and consumer-media partnership with Easy Food magazine.

The awards themselves are organised into two distinct sections: Quality Food Awards products for the multiple and independent grocery retail market and Quality Drink Awards alcoholic drinks for the retail sector.

Organised by Metropolis Business Media, group events manager Lara Newton comments: We have been blown away with the incredibly high standard of entries this year. It has been a difficult job for our teams of expert judges but we are very proud of the shortlist we announce today. We know how powerful winning an award can be for our entrants and we are delighted for all our finalists. As former winners can testify, picking up an Irish Quality Food and Drink Award is a powerful marketing tool, with many winners using the awards logos on their packaging and in national press, television and outdoor advertising.

Headline sponsor for the awards is innovative packaging company Graphic Packaging International.

The awards are also sponsored by the Coeliac Society of Ireland, who played an important role during the stringent judging process of the Free From categories, Dairymaid and Invest Northern Ireland.

A selection of shortlisted and winning products will be showcased at the Food & Hospitality Ireland exhibition on September 17th in Dublin.