Callan Bacon

Membership approved until 1st May 2018

Business Background


Product Range
Primal of Pork and Bacon, Sliced Pork and Bacon, Bacon and Pork Joints and Oven Ready Bacon Products.

Specialists In
Sliced bacon and bacon joints. Callan Bacon is the largest producer of consumer bacon joints in Ireland.



Callan Bacon Co. Ltd is a fourth generation family business, established in 1924. With 90 years of tradition at its core, the Callan Bacon Co. is a bacon specialist supplying an array of products throughout the UK and Ireland.

The company has picked up 20 awards in the past four years alone, including Blas na hÉireann, The Grocer and The Grocer and Great Taste Awards.

Callan Bacon is a specialist in sliced bacon and the largest producer of consumer bacon joints in Ireland. Presently it has a turnover of over €63m, which represents a growth of over 100% in just three years.

Key Sustainability Commitments

Raw Material Sourcing

  • To purchase 100% of pork from sites with approved animal welfare certifications.

Manufacturing Processes

  • To achieve a 10% reduction in energy consumption.
  • Reduce waste to landfill by 95%.

Social Sustainability

  • Financially support local charities, clubs, schools and parishes.

Unique Selling Points

Callan Bacon’s proud tradition and long-standing expertise has enabled it to build solid working relationships with many of the largest supermarket retailers in Ireland and the UK.

Using its 57,000sq.ft custom-built facility, Callan Bacon can assure its clients of reliability, quality and excellence in pork and bacon processing.

Awards & Accreditations

Callan Bacon is a multi award-winning company, receiving numerous and consecutive Blas na hÉireann and Great Taste Awards. The company was also a Deloitte winner, awarded Gold (Elite) Level in 2016. In addition, it was winner of Food & Drink Magazine’s UK Pork Processing Company of the Year Award in 2013, and Company of the Year at the Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce Awards, also in 2013.

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