Glanbia Meats, County Clara, has won the 2003 Excellence Ireland National Hygiene Award category for a record sixth time. This year's category includes meat, fish and poultry processing. The awards were presented by Carmel Foley, director of consumer affairs, at a special function in Dublin.
Accepting the award on behalf of Glanbia Meats, general manager Michael Slevin said: "All of us at Clara are delighted to be accepting this prestigious National Hygiene Award for 2003. It demonstrates how the commitment to quality and the whole concept of continuous improvement has been adopted by the staff and management at the plant.
"This is an excellent achievement and I wish to congratulate all our staff on their continued strive and dedication for excellence and thank Excellence Ireland for their constant support over the years."
Glanbia Meats is part of Glanbia plc and is unique in Ireland for being the only food plant producing a wide range of meat and meat emulsions for sale in both the domestic and international markets. The plant has the capacity for de-boning on-site in excess of 400 tonnes of raw material per week and is also able to work to individual specification requirements of all its customers. There are 100 people employed at the plant.