iTQi International Awards 2018

ABP Food Group was the winner of ten Superior Taste Awards at the recent prestigious 2018 International Taste and Quality Institute (iTQi) Awards. The Brussels based institute is a leading global authority when it comes to testing and promoting superior food and drink products. The 135 judges are selected from leading European culinary and sommeliers associations.

Five ABP products received three golden star awards recognising their exceptional taste qualities and receiving 90% of the marks from the judging panel. Another 5 products received a 2 star accolade receiving a score of between 80% and 90% from the judges. The success is on the back of the 2017 iTQi event, when ABP received four Superior Taste Awards.

Dave O’Connell, ABP’s Director of Sales for Ireland and Europe said:  “ABP is extremely proud to have won ten awards from this prestigious body and it builds on our quadruple success from last year. This considerable endorsement for a number of our beef products is a direct result of our Ultra Tender Process, which has led to ABP beef being enjoyed in over 200 Michelin starred restaurants worldwide. It is also very rewarding to have received such a consensus of positive feedback from a European panel of experts, that included a prestigious jury of chefs and sommeliers”.

The International Taste & Quality Institute – iTQi – based in Brussels is the world’s leading organization dedicated to certifying the TASTE of food and drink products. Judges are selected from the 15 most prestigious European culinary and sommeliers associations: the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France, Academy of Culinary Arts, Hellenic Chefs’ Association, Académie Culinaire de France, Verband der Köche Deutschlands, Federación de Asociaciones de Cocineros de España, Federerazione dei Cuochi Italiana, Årets Kock of Sweden, Euro-Toques, Gilde Van Nedrlandse Meesterkoks, Associação de Cozinheiros Profisionais de Portugal, Craft Guild of Chefs, Turkish Cooks Association, World Master Chefs Society (WMCS) and the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI).

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