Seventeen food and drink companies from Northern Ireland are participating in Gulfood 2021 the world's largest food expo taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Northern Ireland is an award-winning food region - the result of a carefully-farmed, quality environment and innovative food producers who deliver excellence. Our food producers are dedicated to traceability and passionate about quality. That's why food and drink from Northern Ireland is exported to over 80 countries.

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Who's participating

  • Ballylisk Dairies was formed in 2016, the first two years of the business was research and development of our products and the market we intended to supply.  Our flagship product of the Triple Rose and the factual brand was created and has now become a recognised and trusted brand globally.

  • BFree is a market-leading gluten and wheat free bakery brand with a range of Pitta Breads, Pizza Crusts, Wraps, Loaves and Rolls which are free from major allergens and also outstanding nutritionally. Each product is low in fat, high in fibre most carry an additional product claim from high protein to low calorie. Our brand positioning allows us to target the health-conscious consumer in the free-from market as well as Coeliacs. 
    BFree are BRC certified, GFSI Food safety accredited (BRC, SQF or FSSC 22000) and GFCO certified

  • Broighter Gold specialise in a single variety cold-pressed rapeseed oil, that is environmentally friendly and has a milder, unique flavour due to the variety and soil.

    Broighter produces a wide range of products for hotels, restaurants and retail with a range of products including natural oil, lemon, basil, chilli, rosemary and garlic, garlic, Thai inspired, black truffle, truffle and porcini, and hickory smoked.

  • Burren Balsamics is a small batch artisan producer creating naturally infused balsamic vinegars. We are committed to being a zero food waste company and as such we are now making a range of jams, chutneys and preserves from the initial infusing ingredients. 

  • DELI LITES is a specialist food-to-go business, and produces more than 20 million products every year, including gourmet sandwiches, nutritious salad bowls, hot sandwiches and award-winning bakery treats with increasing export distribution of their product across the globe.

  • Foods Connected is a software platform which innovates and transforms supply chain processes giving customers end to end traceability and visibility for their supply base ensuring they have the right supplier, the right product, the right quality at the best price possible.  Foods Connected deal with Food Retailers, Manufacturers and Foodservice Companies.

  • Kestrel Foods, established in 1996, are specialist in premium Dried Fruit, Nut & Granola snacks.  Leading the way in innovative packaging design, taste and quality, we own two successful brands, Forest Feast and ACTI SNACK, and currently supply the UK & Ireland markets as well as over 20 international markets.

  • Glens of Antrim Potatoes is a family run business, who pack potatoes for customers throughout Ireland.  In recent years, the company began manufacturing Glens of Antrim and Shindigs crisps.  We take pride in our small batch hand cooked crisps and are keen to source locally when it comes to producing these.

  • Belfast-based Greenfields is an international dairy trading company supplying dairy ingredients, specialist milk products and finished dairy products to customers throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, Far East and Africa. Currently employing 30 people, Greenfields has regional offices in Nantwich, England (Greenfields Ingredients) and in Dubai, U.A.E. (Greenfields Ireland L.L.C).  Greenfields' source an extensive range of products including butter, AMF, milk powders and a range of cheeses from suppliers locally in NI to suppliers in the UK, throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and Oceania.

  • Heavenly provide healthy organic baby and children’s snacking products to retailers and distributors across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East

    A family-run business, we work with you to ensure the best offering for your customers.

  • Mackle Snacks specialises in the development and manufacture of private label extruded and air-popped snacks to niche markets such as organic, free from, baby food, functional and many more. Supporting snacking brands since 2005, we are the partner of choice for healthy, innovative snacking. We have a respected and trusted reputation within the snacking and extrusion industry. Our customers include best-selling food brands from the UK, China and Australia.

  • Natural Umber is a multi-award-winning organic apple cider vinegar. Natural Umber is deliciously different, made to retain the sweet flavour of apples. Use daily as a drink, or as a tasty addition to sauces, dressings, marinades and more. Certified Halal

  • SUKI Tea Makers have over 50 award-winning loose-leaf blends, which are beautifully presented in 100% plastic-free packaging, we use tasty natural ingredients and have recently launched a premium, real brewed iced tea.  SUKI's commitment to quality is reflected in responsible sourcing, great taste and delivering the very best customer experiences.

  • Tayto Crisps is recognised all over the world and is a brand leader in Northern Ireland. The potatoes are sourced from local farmers and stored in 1-tonne wooden boxes at Tayto Castle before they are cleaned, peeled, sliced, fried, flavoured and packed. Real Crisps are Tayto’s high-quality premium hand-cooked brand.  

  • Thompson's Tea, is an independent family business of four generations, born and blended in Belfast since 1896.

    For generations of Thompsons, tea has been our obsession.  We care about every single pack of tea that we produce and select teas only from growers who share our passion for making something special.

  • Wafer Enterprise Ltd is one of the leading suppliers/distributors of ice cream cones and sundries in Ireland and the UK.  We manufacture ice cream cones and have an extensive range of plain and dipped waffle and biscuit cones.  We supply all other ice cream products such as packaging, toppings, sauces and we are the sole distributor for the Elenka gelato pastes and ingredients.

  • White’s is one of Ireland’s oldest brands. It has been milling oats on the original site in Tandragee, Co. Armagh since 1841. With over 178 years’ experience and expertise and a passion for locally growing and milling oats, you’re sure to taste the difference our time and dedication brings. The White’s milling process is unique in that it gives the oats a special character in terms of its taste and texture, delivering a distinctively nutty texture and creamy taste.

    White’s produce a range of porridge oats and oat-based cereals from Organic Jumbo Oats to granolas and Toasted Oats which have won over 50 Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Food over several consecutive years within the luxury breakfast cereal category- (including best in category double gold).

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