6 July 2021
By Mary Bermingham
Positive news for Clonakilty Supermarket
Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty has achieved certification for their butcher’s department under the Bord Bia Retail Butcher Assurance scheme. This Bord Bia approved scheme ensures that all meat for sale at the counter is fully traceable through every stage of the supply chain, reassuring the customer of the integrity of the product they purchase.
Commenting on the certification, Eugene Scally, Owner of Scally’s SuperValu said: “Since 1984, our focus here at Scally’s has always been to support local farmers and producers. Our fantastic butchery team, with over 160 cumulative years of experience, work tirelessly to bring the finest quality meat to our customers. This Bord Bia Quality Retail Butcher Mark is testament to their hard work and passion for their craft. Our expert team take great pride in providing quality produce and great customer service to our customers and supporting local farm suppliers who are at the centre of our community. We are delighted to officially announce our Bord Bia certification today.”
Ian Allen, Managing Director, SuperValu, said: “I want to congratulate the team in Scally’s SuperValu for becoming quality certified by Bord Bia and it is a testament to our policy of sourcing meat of the highest quality from Irish suppliers. All of SuperValu branded fresh beef, poultry, lamb and pork is 100% born, bred and reared in Ireland. As part of our FoodTrace system, we can provide a traceability report for any of our fresh beef sold from our butcher counters to customers.”
Congratulating Scally’s SuperValu on its achievement, Tara McCarthy, CEO, Bord Bia said: “Scally’s SuperValu Clonakilty have a long history of supporting local suppliers, farmers, and entrepreneurs. This commitment is further exemplified by their membership of the Bord Bia Retail Butcher Assurance Scheme. All meat and meat products from Scally’s butcher counter will only be sourced from Bord Bia Quality Assured processors, who in turn source from farms that are Bord Bia Quality Assured. I would like to congratulate Scally’s SuperValu on becoming certified members of the Bord Bia Quality Assurance programme.”
SuperValu is committed to supporting local communities and local suppliers, purchasing over €2 billion worth of Irish goods from over 1,800 Irish suppliers annually. According to the latest Kantar Worldpanel research, SuperValu is Ireland’s fastest growing retailer with the largest share of the Irish grocery retail sector. SuperValu has 223 stores nationwide and continues to source locally wherever possible which helps to sustain 30,000 jobs in the Irish economy.