A Day in the Life of the Sliced Pan

We all love the irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread, but what does the daily life of a baker involve and what journey does your sliced pan make from the wheat in the field to when the ingredients are mixed together right through to your shop shelf?

Let’s start at the beginning, to the farmer who grows the wheat, harvests it and brings it to the flour mill. When the miller gets the wheat,…

Food Producers online Leader Board!

Hello there!

As you know, most of the shops are shut because of the COVID-19 restrictions. We cannot physically go into our local retailers and many of us are shopping more on line now than we ever did. The problem is that when you search for something, more often than not, the first page of results brings up retailers with plenty of money to spend on marketing, and frequently these are overseas.…

Bread & Sustainability

Sustainable production and deliveries

A Little History of Bread in Ireland

Cover Photo: Oonagh Monahan, White soda bread…

Calling Co.Mayo Food & Drinks Producers!

We are currently working on the development of a Mayo Food & Drinks Strategy 2020-2025 on behalf of South West Mayo Development Company CLG and Local Enterprise Office Mayo. The team has been very busy talking to food and drinks producers in Mayo and stakeholders including agencies, producers’ groups, support agencies, hotels, restaurants and consumers to get a good picture…

Labelling requirements for foods sold online

As more food producers move to selling their foods online, also called “Distance Selling” whether using their own e-commerce site, via facebook, taking orders via SMS, phone, interactive TV, or supplying via on-line shops such as Amazon and others, its essential that labelling compliance is not overlooked. In summary, the same rules apply to foods sold online as they would if your customer walked…

Understanding Labels

Foods that are wrapped (or pre-packed) have lots of information for consumers printed on the packaging, including the list of ingredients, the nutritional information storage instructions, the weight or volume, storage instructions, cooking instructions and more. If the food isn’t pre-wrapped for sale, then the only information that’s required are the Allergens.

There might also be marketing…

Food & Drink Producers On-line directory

You Order, They Deliver!

New Food & Drink Producers Directory

Spring is Sprung and its a lovely day here. I hope it is where you are too, though I’m afraid we’re not able to go out too far to enjoy it. I’ve been thinking a lot over the past few days about how I might be able to help my food…

Mayo Food & Drink Strategy Workshops

Virtual Workshops & Information Evenings

South West Mayo Development Co. and the Local Enterprise Office Mayo are collaborating on an innovative new project to stimulate food & drink producers in the region, with the aim of developing a strategic plan for the sector to 2025.

The aims of the Mayo Food & Drink Strategy 2025 are to identify…

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