Twelve Food & Drink companies from Northern Ireland participated in The International Food & Drink Event (IFE), a leading international show for the sector taking place at ExCel London.

Northern Ireland is an award-winning food region - the result of a carefully-farmed, quality environment and innovative food producers who deliver excellence. Our food producers are dedicated to traceability and passionate about quality. That's why food and drink from Northern Ireland is exported to over 80 countries.

To find out more about Northern Ireland Food and Drink, visit buynifood.com.

Companies that attended

  • Burren Balsamics, based in Co Armagh where many of its ingredients are sourced, is a small batch artisan producer producing naturally infused balsamic vinegars, zero food waste preserves and chutneys.

  • Copeland Distillery, situated in Donagahadee on Ireland's East Coast is a craft producer of a range of Irish Gin, Rum, Single Malt and Pot Still Whiskey. Recently turned 5 years old, all its distillery products are produced locally and are inspired by Donaghadee and its history.

  • Corndale Farm, which started its farm in 2012 with just 4 pigs, is Northern Ireland's only producer of Free Range Charcuterie products. Born out of a desire to produce high welfare, quality meat, it soon fell in love with keeping pigs and watching the farm grow.

    In 2015 Corndale spotted a gap in the market for locally made charcuterie products and developed its first product “Chorizo”. It has recently invested in a new production facility, almost four times the size of its previous outlet, employing seven staff and selling its products within NI, ROI, GB and Europe.

    Corndale's success include, three Great Taste awards, numerous Blas na hEireann awards and a string of British Charcuterie awards. It is fully EEC Export licensed and has recently been awarded its SALSA accreditation.

  • Crust and Crumb Bakery operate from four BRC “AA” approved production facilities in the UK (Northern Ireland) and Europe (Republic of Ireland), with one dedicated Gluten/Vegan Free production site. We are Ireland’s largest manufacturer of chilled pizza along with an extensive range of ambient, chilled and frozen flatbread products. Crust & Crumb Specialise in private label Pizza, Pizza Bases, Naan Breads, Pitta Breads, Garlic Flatbreads and Tortilla Wraps and currently export to the UAE market.

  • Forest Feast travelled the world to find the best ingredients, and handcraft these into the most delicious snacks for you to discover. From exotic dried mango, to delicious Belgian chocolate enrobed dried fruit and nut, it takes great pride in creating world class products for consumers to enjoy - Go forage!

  • Glens of Antrim Potatoes is renowned for being a family favourite and trusted brand, recognised for its quality and determination in growing and packing the finest produce. Product reputation has been independently recognised with recent awards in the UK (Guild of Fine Foods, Great Taste Awards - 3 x Gold Stars) and RoI (BLAS NA Eireann, Irish Food Awards - Gold).

    Recent success within the last 6 months include the launch of two new flavours locally in Northern Ireland, Glens of Antrim Crisps Prawn Cocktail and Glens of Antrim Crisps Pickled Onion.

    The journey of Glens of Antrim Crisps set off with one distinct idea in mind, to create the finest Potato Crisps the world has to offer!

  • Gourmet Island is a market leading wholesale supplier to the frozen food industry. It is driven by a team with over 40 years’ experience in the convenience frozen food market and focus on producing the greatest tasting meat products at the highest quality for the best value.

    Its range extends to over 80 different meat products including beef, chicken and lamb. It develops products to the highest quality specification and tailor to meet the increasingly diverse needs of the market. The company strives to provide its customers with the best custom made, bespoke products at a great price. This unique service has assisted it in setting a quality benchmark in the Industry. Gourmet Island is sure to find a solution for you!

  • Irish Black Butter is a vegan, vegetarian-friendly, free from dairy and wheat product whose journey began in 2017. Whether you are entertaining for a corporate event, banquet, dinner party, having a social get together with friends or just having a quick bite there are many reasons why you should make Irish Black Butter your first choice.

    Since its launch in late 2017, Irish Black Butter has won Three Stars Great Taste Awards, Great British Food Regional Winner, Nantwich International Cheese Awards, Chefs Choice, Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards and featured in TV's Dragons Den and James Martin's Great British Adventures.

  • McColgans Quality Foods is a large independent manufacturer of savoury pastry products.  They produce a strong balance of branded produce and private label product, making them a sought after partner of choice for leading retailers, wholesalers and food service companies. 

  • As British settlers in the town of Cradock, South Africa they cultivated their knowledge and experience from simple beginnings to supplying major retailers in South Africa. Through pure passion and understanding of its customers they created several thriving meat products and biltong brands. Moorcroft Foods is now back home in Northern Ireland doing what it does best, providing quality meat products and snacks to its customers. When it comes to your next barbecue or "Braai" with family and freinds, let Moorcroft Foods bring its unique wholesome flavour to your home.

  • Noisy Nuts is a local independent business based in Ballygowan with a mission to deliver a range of crafted snacks combining tasty-adventurous flavours with super-nutritional foods to help you rediscover the five senses.

    Every pack of Noisy Snacks is a sensory adventure waiting to happen and it’s the chance to try something new, surprise yourself and — most of all — make some noise.

    Noise is the secret ingredient in all its products because every time you shake a Noisy Snack, you activate the extra flavours at the bottom of the bag.  So whether you’re a gluten-free, career-crushing celiac, or a gym-obsessed, kid-raising vegan, Noisy Snacks has a snack for you.

  • Wilson’s Country is passionate about potatoes. Its commitment to innovation and marketing has positioned the company as one of the leaders in the industry, supplying retailers, foodservice and food manufacturers with own label and branded prepack, peeled and convenience potatoes under the Wilson’s Country and You Say Potato brands.

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