National Export Campaign and Nation Export Hub launched to encourage more exporting The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) is partnering with ABP Food Group and a number of other leading companies, in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Enterprise Ireland and Bord Bia, to launch a new initiative for aspiring exporters from the […]
Colleagues in ABP Newry and Lurgan have helped raise £40,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in Northern Ireland. The team organised a Gala Charity Ball which was attended by over 400 people. Commenting on the event, lead organizer Claire Duffy said, “The Gala Ball has far exceeded all our expectations and I am absolutely delighted that […]
ABP Food Group to engage with the BTYSTE 2014 in sponsorship of special category award and farm safety exhibition ABP Food Group has today announced that is to become a sponsor of the BT Young Science and Technology Exhibition in order to raise awareness of farm safety with secondary school children. ABP will sponsor a […]
ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s largest beef processors, today announced that it has signed a contract to supply beef to the Japanese market. ABP is the first Irish company to sign a major prime beef contract with a Japanese company since a ban in 2000 due to the outbreak of BSE. The contract, which […]
ABP Food Group has scooped the multi-national exporter of the year award, 2014, at the Irish Exporters Association export industry awards ceremony held in Dublin on Friday 22 November. The award recognises the success of ABP Food Group in developing and growing export opportunities for Irish beef in very competitive export markets. With guests including ambassadors […]
A new working partnership has seen industry and education come together to invest in essential skills and training essential for the meat industry. ABP UK and Leeds City College are officially working together to ensure the continuation of the industry’s skills, processes and traditions while helping to provide established routes into employment. The two organisations […]
Project to create 70 jobs supported by Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland Friday 7th November 2014: C&D Foods today announced the opening of a new state of the art pet food pouch manufacturing facility in Edgeworthstown. The new facility, an extension to the plant that was built in 2007 following a major fire, will […]
Hundreds of buyers and food service personnel from around the world visited our busy stand at the renowned Sial food expo. The theme this year focused on ABP’s sixty years in business as well as the premium products we supply to retailers, food service companies and leading restaurants across Europe and further afield. Supporting our […]
TAVOLA is the most successful trade event for the food sector in the Benelux and neighbouring countries, showcasing fresh food and delicatessen from high quality products from market leaders to exclusive,gourmet products handcrafted by artisan manufacturers. The show took place in Kortrijk for 16th to 18th March.
ABP Food Group has agreed an exclusive deal with Carrefour Italia to supply its Irish Hereford prime beef range of products. The deal will see ABP provide beef to more than 160 Carrefour stores, following a trail period earlier this year in 40 stores. The deal was announced today at a signing ceremony in Carrefour’s […]
6th March: A cheque for £100,000 was presented to the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund in the Renal Unit of Belfast City Hospital by the ABP Food Group yesterday. This follows a Charity Gala Ball held in November, organised by ABP in Northern Ireland, after the manager at the ABP Lurgan plant, Seamus Kenny received […]
John Hayes former Munster, Ireland & Lions Rugby player is now ABP – Irish Hereford Prime Ambassador. John who is a Hereford farmer for many years in now working closely with ABP & Pallas Foods to promote Irish Hereford Prime throughout Ireland visiting many restaurants around the country. Pictured with Ross Lewis from the Michelin […]
ABP Food Group’s Irish Hereford Prime Beef range has been announced as the official beef sponsor of Masterchef Italia. The series of 24 episodes is being aired over 12 weeks on Sky Uno. All beef used in the series will be Irish Hereford Prime, including a special beef focused episode that aired on 26 December. Commenting […]
ABP Food Group has expanded its operations in Poland with the acquisition of a second production facility in Klosowice, Western Poland. The facility, acquired from Italian food group Ferrarini, will increase ABP’s production capacity in Poland to over 100,000 animals per year. ABP entered Poland in 2011 through the acquisition of a plant in Pniewy, […]
ABP Beef is to supply Dundalk Institute of Technology culinary arts students with beef for use in training to work in the hospitality sector. ABP said the sponsorship agreement has already commenced and will last for the academic year. The idea first came about when Michael McNamara, lecturer in culinary arts, approached ABP with a […]
29th November 2013: ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness companies, has won the corporate category of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Business Challenge 2013. The award was presented last night to the CEO of ABP Renewables division Robert Behan, after a Dragon’s Den style ‘pitch off’ to a panel of […]
Belfast City Hospital Praised for ‘Extraordinary Care’ Over 600 people attended and supported a Charity Gala Ball at the Armagh City Hotel on Friday 15th November, where over ￡40,000 was raised in aid of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund.The event was organised by the ABP Food Group after the plant manager at ABP Lurgan, […]
15th November: ABP Food Group has scooped a special award at the bi-annual Bord Bia Food and Drink Awards 2013 which took place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham last night. ABP was presented with the inaugural ‘Business Referral Award’ by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr. Simon Coveney T.D, in recognition of […]
Launches Dorset Crown Premium Lamb Range 7th October 2013: ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness companies, has taken its biggest stand ever at the world’s largest food trade fair – ANUGA – which is running in Cologne, Germany from 5th to 9th October. ABP’s 255 square metre stand will showcase ABP’s […]
Success for ABP Bandon at the inaugural Irish Quality Food Awards. ABP Bandon fought off tough competition to win the IQFA for the best beef steak at the recent awards with their Irish Angus Fillet supplied to Tesco Ireland stores. – See more at: http://www.irishqualityfoodawards.com/irishqualityfoodawards2013/winners-2013
Irish Hereford Prime enjoyed by all THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR’S SUMMER PARTY 2013. Some 1300 guests enjoyed a wonderful selection of Irish Food at the recent event held in the salubrious surroundings of Glencairn in south county Dublin.
The results of this year’s awards were announced last week and what a great result of ABP Food Group as this year we have secured 13 Awards across our business. All of the products selected are produced to ABP Ultra Tender patented process and sold through retail and foodservice throughout the British Isles.
Thu 18/04/13 The ABP Food Group has taken the strategic decision to exit the frozen burger sector in Ireland and as a consequence we have sold the Silvercrest facility at Ballybay, Co Monaghan to Kepak Group, subject to Competition Authority approval. This sale involves the transfer of the 122 staff currently employed at Silvercrest. Throughout […]
Sat 06/04/13 On Saturday 4th of April, world renowned animal welfare expert Dr. Temple Grandin Ph.D, officially approved and opened the new state-of-the-art lairage facility at ABP Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. Dr Grandin was joined by Miriam Parker, Director of Livestock-wise (UK). Links: To learn more about Dr Temple Grandin Ph.D click here: http://www.grandin.com/temple.html http://templegrandin.com/templehome.html
Ireland’s soccer stars enjoyed Certified Irish Angus from ABP Ireland prior to earning their invaluable point on the way to World Cup 2014 qualification.
ABP Food Group response to the Statement and Report by the Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food on the Equine DNA & Mislabelling of Processed Beef Investigation “ABP Food Group is bitterly disappointed by Minister Coveney’s statement to Dáil Eireann yesterday (14th March 2013) and certain references to the company in the report published by […]
Statement ABP Ireland 04 03 13 ABP Ireland welcomes the findings of Greencore plc’s investigation into the test result on their bolognaise product of two weeks ago. Greencore’s investigation has cleared ABP Nenagh as the source of any contamination (http://www.greencore.ie/content.asp?page=581). ABP’s own investigation included an extensive testing programme for all raw materials used in the […]
President Higgins enjoyed the best of Irish produce at a lunch during his official visit to France hosted by the Irish Ambassador Mr Paul Kavanagh at the Cercle de l’Union Iteralliee on Rue Faubourg Saint-Honore. The highlight of the lunch was the Hereford Prime from ABP Ireland which is distributed in France by Jean Denaux […]
26th January 2013 The ABP Food Group welcomes the statement from Minister Coveney this afternoon about the equine DNA issue. This confirms our initial view that this contamination originates from third party continental supply. Throughout this incident the company has worked closely with all the Authorities involved and our customers. Paul Finnerty, Group Chief Executive, […]
Press Statement Wednesday, 16th January 2013 ABP FOOD GROUP TO INTRODUCE NEW TESTING REGIME, INCLUDING DNA TESTING, FOR ALL MEAT PRODUCTS FOLLOWING FSAI FINDINGS ABP takes this matter extremely seriously and apologises for the understandable concern this issue has caused. ABP Food Group companies have never knowingly bought, handled or supplied equine meat products and […]
ABP achieved a major success by winning the water management category at last nights Sustainable Leaders Awards at a prestigious ceremony in London. The award which was given in recognition of the work ABP have carried out on water recycling and efficiency at its Sturminster Newton plant in Dorset beat some stiff competition from a […]
Irish Yogurts, from Clonakilty in West Cork, and ABP Food Group, from Ardee, Louth, have won the first ever Tesco SME Exporter Award and Large Exporter Award respectively, it was announced today at a special lunch in the Four Seasons Hotel to celebrate the growth of Irish food exports to Tesco internationally. An independent report […]
ABP Ireland are extremely proud to be announced as Londis Chilled Supplier of the Year for 2012. To learn more Click Here.
ABP Food Group is delighted to announce a significant expansion of its Petfood business. ABP’s Pet Food Division, has signed a deal (subject to regulatory approval) to acquire the Arovit Petfood Group.
ABP Ireland are the proud recipients of 2 Gold and 1 Silver at this years Blas na hEirean awards
ABP UK, has appointed Darren Jones as Commercial Director. Working across all of ABP’s UK plants, Darren will be responsible for the leadership of the sales division and other key commercial activities. Darren, who has spent his entire career in the meat industry, is also a Livery Man in the Worshipful Company Of Butchers and […]
ABP Food Group has announced the first deal to supply beef to the United States since the 15-year ban on European beef was lifted a year ago. ABP has agreed to source the beef to Sysco Metro New York and Sysco Boston, initially focusing on steak houses and restaurants in those markets. The relationship between […]