MITCHELSTOWN FIRM OBTAINS GLOBAL QUALITY ACCREDITATION
Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies, based in Mitchelstown, have just achieved the BRC (British Retail Consortium) global quality standard accreditation.
This quality standard is internationally recognised as being the benchmark for best practice in quality control systems for the food industry.
The BRC Quality Standard is now the global standard used to assess retailer suppliers around the world. It is also the framework upon which many food companies base their supplier assessment programmes for supplier approval.
Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies are one of the leading suppliers of speciality and chilled foods to supermarket chains, independent retailers, speciality food stores and the food services sector in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, since 1977.
Today Horgan’s employs more than 110 personnel at its 3,500 square metre premises and storage facility in Mitchelstown, with a turnover of more than €38m annually.
Speaking at the Horgan’s BRC award ceremony, Mr. Michael Horgan, managing director of Horgan’s Delicatessen Supplies, said that “Horgan’s are very proud to be one of the first food companies in Ireland to achieve the BRC Global Quality Standard. Especially given the BRC’s reputation, with multiple retailers, for being the gold standard for quality control systems”.
Horgan’s product range extends to over 900 lines, from Irish farmhouse and continental cheeses, to speciality cooked and fermented meats, ready meals, pate, salami, antipasto and fresh pasta, fresh soups, juices and confectionery products. Horgan’s also run a cheese facility to freshly cut cheeses to provide a range of over 150 cheeses to suit the requirements of any retail deli-counter in Ireland.
This facility consists of maturing rooms plus a state of the art clean room environment for cutting, waxing, packing and labelling numerous cheeses into customised products to meet the widest variety of customer requirements.
Horgan’s customers range from independent retail and speciality delicatessen and restaurant outlets to major multiples including Tesco, Dunnes Stores, SuperValu/Centra, Superquinn, Marks & Spencer, BWG Spar, ADM Londis, Mace, Barry’s and Gala. In the food services sector customers range from Aer Lingus to Gate Gourmet for in-flight catering.
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