Great article on how to support Irish companies this Christmas.

Know your Consumer Rights

More then ever Irish consumers want to support Irish business and that means buying Irish produced food.  But at the same time more of us are buying own brand in order to save money. So when buying food this Christmas, how do you reconcile the two?

In fact many Irish producers work with the supermarkets to produce own brand products.

From Tina’s slot on RTE Radio 1’s Today with Pat Kenny 5th December 2012

How you know if the own brand product is Irish

  1. You won’t be able to look for the ‘Love Irish Food’ or ‘Guaranteed Irish’ symbols but where fresh meat and dairy is concerned check for the Bord Bia and National Dairy Council marks.
  2. Many supermarkets have their own symbols for Irish products, such as a shamrock or Irish flag so look out for those.
  3. Check the packaging to see if the country of origin is mentioned.
  4. Some supermarkets…

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