Approved until 31 May 2020
In 2005, Helen O'Dowd and Kevin Byrne identified an emerging opportunity in the natural health food market. In the intervening period they have grown Virginia Health Food Ltd from a start-up business to its current position as the largest supplier of milled flaxseed (linseed) products to the Irish and UK markets.
Virginia Health Food Ltd produces and markets a range of innovative, functional and free-from health and dietetic food products under its own brands to mainstream and health food retailers in Ireland and Europe.
The company has also established a significant business supplying a number of mainstream retailers with health food products under their own private label brands.
Virginia Health Foods have active projects in hand with specific targets to increase the number of items with environmentally friendly packaging by 2019
Target to Increase % organic product sourced by 10% year on year over 3 years to 2019.
The New product development programme has introduced a further 6 new varieties to their Squbes range of savoury and low sugar sweet, nutritious snacks during 2018 along with 2 new organic variants.