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Irish potato excellence: Potato starch innovation merits awards for Meade Farm in Ireland

The quality and innovation behind its potato starch saw Meade Farm, based in Ireland, recently recognised across four different award programmes, as Caroline Allen reports in a news article for Agriland.

The family agribusiness won a gold medal at the Irish Quality Food Awards 2022; the Best Supply Chain Team of the Year award at the National Procurement Awards; the Circular Economy Leadership Award and the overall Grand Prix Award at the IMR Irish Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards. 

Bord Bia’s Origin Green Programme also awarded the business a gold membership for its exemplary record in raw material sourcing, manufacturing and social sustainability.

While Meade Farm’s main business is growing, packing and distributing fresh produce, its commitment to be more sustainable and make full use of its crops has led it to extract potato starch from the surplus and wonky potatoes that pass through the packhouse.

Potatoes have one of the lowest greenhouse gas emissions measurements of all food, almost five times lower than corn, according to the company.

Source: Agriland. Author: Caroline Allen. Read the full story here
Photo: From left: Robert Devlin, general manager and executive director at Meade Farm Group; Eileen Hanan, HR manager at Meade Farm Group; David McCormack, director of sustainable manufacturing at IMR and Marty Whelan, Irish Radio personality at the 2022 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards. Image source and credit: Paul Sherwood via Agriland

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