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Fiona Uyema launches a sauce range to support the people of Ukraine - Members News

Jun 17, 2022, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news. This week, Fiona Uyema launches a sauce range to support the people of Ukraine. Read on for more.

Sliabh Liag Distillers pursues €2m investment

Sliabh Liag Distillers are looking to raise €2 million through crowdfunding to boost their production capacity. As part of a new funding round, Sliabh Liag Distillers will launch a Crowdcube campaign on 20 June, which will see production being carried out 24/7, and its output increasing from 440,000 litres to 600,000 litres per year. Two years ago the distillery raised over €1.5m through crowdfunding. This investment went towards building the producer’s Ardara Distillery, which has since increased its global reach to 40 countries. The company reported that sales volumes for all the Sliabh Liag Distillers’ brands, Silkie Irish Whiskey, An Dúlamán Gin and Assaranca Vodka, were healthy during the pandemic period, increasing by 166% in 2021.

This information came from The Spirits Business.

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.

Mediteq Healthcare Solutions - "Mediteq Healthcare Solutions offers the latest technological & innovative healthcare products & solutions, delivered by our dedicated teams & coupled with excellent customer service."

Meab Enamels - "Handcrafted jewellery silk scarves, face masks, eye covers & pillow cases"

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JNTL Consumer Health I (Ireland) - "At J&J, we blend heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity. Follow us to learn more and connect."

Kilbush Nurseries - "We constantly strive for excellence and supply tomatoes grown to the most stringent standards."

Aran Islands Distilling Company - "The Spirit of The Aran Islands"

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Origin Valley Pet Nutrition - "Origin Valley Pet Nutrition was created to meet the demand for fully clean label, natural, human-grade ingredient pet food produced in a sustainable manner."

Kinesis Health Technologies - "Kinesis Health Technologies is a leading provider of scientifically validated, machine learning technologies for evaluation of falls risk and rehabilitation as well as for monitoring response to subsequent preventive interventions."

Waretec - "Waretec Storage Solutions specialise in buying and selling all types of shelving, pallet racking, part bins and storage containers."

My Tasty - "A small family business producing plant-based eats and treats, using the finest possible ingredients we can source."

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Powerscourt Distillery announce the second whiskey in their Estate Series

Powerscourt Distillery has announced their latest release, 'The Italian Gardens' named after the centrepiece of the World-renowned Powerscourt Gardens. The first in the series, ‘The Mill House’ sold out in a few weeks and it is anticipated that expression two will be in high demand. It combines a 19-year-old Fercullen Malt with an Italian-influenced Amarone cask finish, skilfully blended with a very special 12-year-old Grain Irish Whiskey. The expression will be available from June 20 2022 for €75 at

This information came from Dublin Live.

Skingredients plans expansion in the UK

Skingredients, the skincare company owned by Jennifer Rock, is planning to scale up its U.K. operations in the next year, driven by a number of new agreements with major retailers. Rock has become a household name in the Irish skincare industry over recent years, with regular appearances on radio and TV with advice on how to effectively care for your skin. In 2017, she founded Skin Nerd, a consultancy that offers clients advice on the best products for their skin. Rock went on to develop her own line, Skingredients, consisting of seven products, which are all fragrance-free and don’t contain synthetic or essential oils. 

This information came from the Business Post.

Fiona Uyema launches sauce range to support the people of Ukraine

Irish brand Fused by Fiona Uyema has partnered with the Irish Red Cross to launch two new sauces the profits of which will support humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions. The two sauces, Katsu Curry Ketchup and Japanese Style Hot Sauce, are made according to founder Fiona’s recipes with 100% natural ingredients and contain no refined sugars, additives or preservatives. The two jars also have blue and yellow labels in a nod to the Ukrainian flag. Both sauces are now available to buy online at for €3.99, with 100% of profits going to the Irish Red Cross’s vital work in Ukraine for the first six months after their launch.

This information came from Checkout Magazine.

State-backed BGF invests €10m in Dublin Meat Company

Growth fund BGF is investing in the Dublin Meat Company in exchange for a minority stake in the business. The value of the investment is understood to be in the region of €10 million. Dublin Meat Company is planning to use the cash injection to buy Monaghan-based processor Swift Fine Foods. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission must approve both that transaction and BGF’s investment. Swift employs 200 people and makes Dublin Meat Company’s main product, Fit Foods, a range of ready meals sold in supermarkets nationwide. Bank of Ireland, one of the three institutions that support BGF, will lend money to Dublin Meat Company alongside the investment. Founded by Paddy O’Leary in 2005, Dublin Meat Company now distributes more than 120,000 ready meals a week. The founder’s sons, Brian and David O’Leary, run the business. 

This information came from The Irish Times. 

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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