Dawn Farm Foods


Membership approved until 1st May 2018

Business Background

Sector
Meat

Product Range
Fermented & Dried Meats, Cooked Chicken, Cooked Meatballs, Cooked Ham, Cooked Bacon, Cooked Beef, Cooked Ground Meats, Cooked Sausages & Snacks

Specialists In
Cooked and fermented meat ingredients. Dawn Farm is the largest company of its kind outside of North America.

 

 

 

Established in 1985, Dawn Farms is a family-owned company that is the largest specialist in cooked and fermented meat ingredients outside the USA. Currently, it supplies world-leading food brands across 33 international markets with the highest quality cooked and fermented products.

Dawn Farms offers a one-stop-shop solution to the B2B market, including customised cooked proteins for pizza, sandwich, snacks and ready meals. All products are produced in its state-of-the-art facilities, which includes two production sites in Ireland – both of which are certified halal – and a third in Northampton. Food innovation is an essential element of the business and every facility offers a best-in-class Meat Science & Innovation Centre.

The ‘quest for health and wellness’ and ‘sustainable lives’ are incorporated in all new product development. As a result, all Dawn Farms products are 100% free from artificial colours, hydrogenated fats, palm oil, nuts and MSG.

The company is also developing new products in line with the latest EU regulations, including the UK Food Standards Agency salt targets. In 2016, Dawn Farms launched its new ‘Cooked Cuts by Dawn Farms’ range of ready-to-eat cooked pizza toppings, sandwich and salad meats for the foodservice channel.

Dawn Farms is a founding member of Bord Bia’s Origin Green sustainability programme and has made significant improvements in its environmental footprint, such as achieving zero waste to landfill status.

Key Sustainability Commitments

As part of the Origin Green charter Dawn Farms are committed to achieving ambitious targets across four key areas; environment, health & nutrition, food safety and ethical sourcing, workplace and community.

Raw Material Sourcing

Dawn Farms are committed to key projects which will directly increase the amount of sustainably sourced raw materials and packaging the company uses.

Manufacturing Processes

The company are committed to key projects which will directly reduce energy, water, carbon emissions and waste.

Social Sustainability

Health & Wellness is a key innovation pillars at Dawn Farms. Within this platform the company are committed to developing and improving products based on their Health & Nutrition Policy. As a result all Dawn Farms products are 100% free from artificial colours, hydrogenated fats, palm oil, nuts and MSG, while also developing new products in line with the latest EU regulations, including the UK Food Standards Agency salt targets.

Unique Selling Points

Consumer insight-led innovation is a key ingredient in all Dawn Farms products and each of its sites hosts a best-in-class Meat Science & Innovation Centre. In addition, Dawn Farms is proactive in working with it customers on the development of innovative and successful concepts.

Dawn Farms also ensures food safety and quality through Food Plus +, its enhanced food safety system, which has been designed to ensure the security of the product at every stage. Food Plus + provides a clearly aligned, transparent, secure and cost-effective supply chain to meet consumer specific welfare and origin requirements.

Last but certainly not least; all Dawn Farms products are 100% free from artificial colours, hydrogenated fats, palm oil, nuts and MSG.

Awards & Accreditations

  • IEA Exporter of The Year 2016
  • BRC A Grade
  • SEDEX, SGS

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