Manor Farm wins out at National Q Mark Awards

Irene Collins, MD of EIQA, presenting the award to Justin Carton from Manor Farm
Irene Collins, MD of EIQA, presenting the award to Justin Carton from Manor Farm

Generations-old company lauded for quality and food safety standards

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Manor Farm, the chicken company based in Shercock, co. Cavan and managed by the same Carton family since 1775, has been named Best Quality Certified Poultry Plant in Ireland and overall National Winner in Hygiene + Food Safety at the National Q Mark Awards. Manor Farm’s nomination put it in the top 6.75% of all audits completed by the EIQA on the island of Ireland, and the win means the brand is at the very top of the Q for highest standards of Quality and Excellence.

At the beginning of the night, Justin Carton – part of the 8th generation of the family managing the company was recognised as a remarkable unsung hero. Manor Farm was then the Winner of the Q Mark for Hygiene and Food Safety  – Manufacturing and as a Category Winner went into the final with 15 other Category Winners and came out on top as overall National Winner for The Q Mark for Hygiene and Food Safety for the first time since 2008.

Vincent Carton, managing director of Manor Farm, said the company is a proud recipient of the Q Mark award. “it underlines our commitment for high quality standards within the Irish poultry processing industry,” Carton said, “and recognises the company’s commitment to quality and hygiene at all levels.”

The Q Mark Award is the highest accolade an Irish business can achieve, given both the intense competition and the exacting standards required.

Over 500 people representing 135 companies attended the glitzy, black-tie ceremony in competition for one of only 26 awards presented. The Master of Ceremonies was Chicago based keynote speaker, author and business humourist Conor Cunneen. Funds raised on the night were on behalf of Debra Ireland.

Manor Farm employs over 850 people and has been a member of the EIQA programme for over 20 years.

 

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