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Heinz Ireland creates a mega sandwich representing food products from the 32 counties - Members' News - Week 36 - 2021

Sep 7, 2021, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 36 2021. This week, Heinz Ireland created a mega sandwich representing food products from the 32 counties of Ireland. Read on for more.

The All-Ireland sandwich with 32 ingredients

In advance of next weekend’s all-Ireland clash between Tyrone and Mayo, Heinz Ireland asked the public to nominate ingredients from their favourite local food producers that they would like to see included in a celebratory sandwich. More than 200 ingredients were nominated and the final selection was chosen by food writers Dee Laffan and David Adams of Heinz Ireland. Samples of the selected ingredients were sent to the team at Elephant and Castle restaurant in Rathmines and their chefs came up with the recipe for the giant sandwich. Their creation is anchored between two types of sourdough, a blaa and some boxty, with the sponsor’s mayonnaise providing the glue. The fillings include honey roast ham, pastrami, turkey, salami, bresaola, along with smoked trout pate, salmon and tuna. There are also four kinds of cheese and two types of butter - with and without garlic. Many GS1 Ireland members were represented including the producers below. 

1. St. Tola Divine, representing Co Clare

2. Gubbeen Farmhouse Cheese, representing Co Cork

3. Irish butter from Glenstal Foods, representing Co Limerick

4. Cheddar from Coolattin Cheddar, representing Co Carlow

5. Smoked trout pâté from Goatsbridge Trout Farm, representing Co Kilkenny

6. Honey roast ham from Herterich Artisan Meats, representing Co Longford

7. Turkey slices from Green Farm Fine Foods, representing Co Westmeath

8. Tomatoes from Wexford Tomatoes, representing Co Wexford

9. Boxty from McNiffe’s Bakery, representing Co Leitrim

This information came from The Irish Times.

New Members this week at GS1 Ireland

The companies below joined GS1 Ireland since our last Members News. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the GS1 Ireland community.

Hair Republic - "One of Galway longest established hair salons with a vast wealth of knowledge and experience spanning 30 years."

Carrigwood Sales 

Baltic Motherlands Food - "Fruit and vegetable shop"

The Cosy Cafe - "Here, at The Cosy, we recreate the feeling of coming home and finally being able to relax through our home-cooked meals and friendly staff at the cafe."

ivitamins - "Cholestero-Low is a cholesterol-lowering heart and gut supplement containing EFSA approved ingredients to lower cholesterol and improve heart health."

Suds Johnson - "All our products are made with natural ingredients, organic where possible and always ethically sourced. Our Soaps, Lotions, and Shampoos are all handmade in Cork."

Wink with Mink - "Mink eyelash technician based in Killiney."

Andrew's E-Store - "Original US ARMY Dog Tags. Outstanding quality and 100% authentic."

The Naked Collective drinks company raises €6.2m

The Naked Collective, a healthy drinks start-up based in Co. Kildare, has raised €6.2m in funding. The investment is to be used to support global sales and marketing development plans, particularly in the United States. The total is more than €1m more than it had targeted and follows a successful €6m round in 2020. The company has already launched Mude soft drinks and non-alcoholic beer brand, So.Beer in more than 4,000 stockists, including Spar here in Ireland. The firm was founded in 2019.

This information came from RTÉ.

Two GS1 Ireland members recognised by Lidl for sustainability initiatives

West Cork Distillers and Keohane’s Seafood have been recognised in Lidl’s inaugural Supplier Recognition Awards. Keohane’s Seafood, a family-run business based in Bantry, Co. Cork, was recognised for 'Packaging Reduction Supplier of the Year' after reducing its plastic packaging by 17.4 tonnes in 2021. Keohane's are committed to environmental sustainability with initiatives in both sourcing and packaging reduction. West Cork Distillers were recognised for 'Best Covid-19 Response by a Supplier' for their rapid production and distribution of hand sanitiser to Lidl stores and offices. They developed and packaged a 200ml bottle of hand sanitiser which was quickly made available to Lidl customers at an affordable price, being the first retailer in Ireland to do so. Congratulations to West Cork Distillers and Keohane's Seafood.

This information came from Cork Beo.

Lough Gill Distillery celebrates its first barley crop

One of Lough Gill distillery's goals is to make their Athrú whiskey as sustainable as possible, and as part of that objective, they planted barley on site earlier this year. Sligo farmer Lester Hall and sons William, Dean and Philip were on site with their combine harvester for the first cut.  The barley will now be sent to Athgarrett Malt in Kildare, where it will be malted in early 2022. Once the barley is returned, having been malted, the distillery team will ensure it is segregated from the start to the finish of the distilling process. This will ensure that the whiskey produced using their own barley will be completely unique and environmentally sustainable. 

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That's it for this week, be sure to come back next week for more news from GS1 Ireland members around the country. If you are a GS1 Ireland member and you have some news you would like to share, please get in touch at, we would love to hear from you.

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