Wheatgrass in Irish Quality Food Awards

Squeeze Wheatgrass 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 Squeeze Wheatgrass, who have full provenance and traceability for their Ready to Drink Wheatgrass shots, say they are delighted with the news: Managing Director, Jacquelyn Stewart said, “We are truly honoured to have been shortlisted in such prestigious awards. Demand is growing for both “free from” and healthy food items and we are delighted to be part of that growing industry. Our product has a 12 week shelf life and because we grow, juice, package and distribute in house we can ensure the quality of the end product. The whole team have their fingers crossed for 16th September!”

The awards were open to all food and drink retailers, producers and manufacturers across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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 year’s 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.

Full details about the awards are available at irish.qualityfoodawards.com. Make sure you stay up to date with the latest news and competitions via the IQFA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IrishQualityFoodAwards and on Twitter @IrishQFAs.

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