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Ireland: New chip factory to curb annual flood of 120,000t of frozen imports

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One of the most shocking statistics about Irish food is the fact that we import 120,000t of potatoes annually. The vast majority of that comes in the form of frozen products, such as chips, from global giants such as McCains, who source their raw material in Britain and Canada. Philip Meade reckons this imported product is worth about €120m a year to the suppliers, and he wants a piece of it. The shell of a €13m frozen chip factory is already in place at his Lobinstown site and product has begun to flow into Tesco and Dunnes Stores.

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