Linden Foods scooped a major UK Gold accolade for their Lidl Inisvale Irish Hereford Fillet Steaks at The Grocer’s annual awards held in London’s Hilton Park Lane.
A shortlist of 350 products from a record 1400 products made it through to the second round of judging, with Dungannon based manufacturer Linden Foods being crowned an overall winner.
It has been another great year for both Linden and Lidl on the awards front. Lidl has been making great strides with their own label brands and is growing from strength to strength with Linden Foods the market leader in fresh meat processing.
“We are delighted to be able to win this UK Gold award for our Inisvale Irish Hereford Fillet Steaks with our retail partner Lidl. We both set very high standards across our entire process. We have an exceptional supply chain with a dedicated and passionate farmer network. Our people our extremely skilled and we have an excellent NPD department that work alongside our customers to bring these mouth-watering products to the shelves at affordable prices.” Commented: Gerry Maguire, Linden Foods – Managing Director.
Liam Casey, Lidl Ireland Commercial Director Said: “We are very proud to win such a prestigious award. The competition was extremely high and to be crowned with a Gold category is a glowing endorsement for our product. To hear that both the consumer and a panel of experts voted for our Inisvale Irish Hereford Fillet Steaks is immensely satisfying. We work together with Linden Foods to develop new and exciting products for our customers. Our Inisvale Hereford Selection is our premium red meat offering, produced from the very best local beef.”
Pictured: (L-R) Gerry Maguire – Managing Director Linden Foods, Liam Casey – Lidl Ireland Commercial Director & Rory Fanning – Managing Director Slaney Foods