Dawn Meats 65 jobs for Waterford
Posted on: 24/05/2012
65 permanent jobs are to be created with the opening next month of a major processing facility in Carrolls Cross, Co Waterford by Dawn Meats as a result of a winning a 300 million euro contract from McDonalds Restaurants. The new facility will process 18,000 tonnes of Irish beef per annum for McDonalds.
One in every five hamburgers sold in McDonald’s across Europe is Irish beef.. One of Ireland’s largest food companies Dawn Meats has been supplying the restaurant chain for over 25 years. As reported here in the last few days this beef has been processed in Scunthorpe in the UK. This will now be processed in a purpose-built beef processing facility in Carroll’s Cross, Co Waterford. Enterprise Ireland are assisting with 10 per cent of the project.
Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the announcement showed how Ireland was moving from being an exporter of “high volume, commodity-based food products to the producer of value-added, premium products which are gaining a reputation across the globe.”