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Finalists of Blas na Eireann Announced

Oct 2, 2021, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Best of Irish

Finalists of Blas na hEireann 2021 Announced

The finalists for Blas na hÉireann 2021 have recently been announced and the awards weekend will take place virtually again this year starting today, Saturday, 2nd October. Now in their 14th year, the Blas team have worked harder than ever this year to make sure the awards went ahead this year, moving the blind-tasting judging system from the campus in UCC to Dingle to work within Government guidelines and the constraints of social distancing.

Record level entry

With the blueprint for this new system developed last year, the Blas team were able to seamlessly ensure the judging was handled with the same care and attention as always. Especially important in a year where we have seen a record entry level from producers right across the island.

The awards will be announced today, over the course of the on the Blas website and across social media channels and while the Blas family will miss welcoming everyone to Dingle, the team and the wider Blas community will gather virtually and make sure #Blas2021 trends all day!

GS1 Ireland and Blas an hEireann

GS1 Ireland has supported the Irish Food Awards for a number of years and is proud to be a category sponsor again in 2021. There are many GS1 Ireland members among the Blas finalists including Goatsbridge fish processors Ltd, The Fig Tree Restaurant, The Truffle Fairy, Ballykilcavan Brewing Company, The Village Dairy and many more.

“With over 50% of the GS1 Ireland membership hailing from the food and drink sector, working with Blas an hEireann is a great way to support and champion Irish food producers, be they artisan SMEs or more established brands,” commented Maria Svejdar, Head of Marketing for GS1 Ireland.

“We know from our recent Survive or Thrive survey that participating in awards is hugely important to food and drink producers and that is why we continue to support and partner with Blas an hEireann”

The GS1 Ireland Blas producer map

Last year, GS1 Ireland worked with Blas to create an interactive map showcasing the finalists and winners and we will be updating the producer map to showcase the latest winners.

We wish all our food members the very best of luck in The Irish Food Awards 2021 and we look forward to the announcements today!

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