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Glenisk resumes yoghurt production following blaze  

Two products from Glenisk’s yoghurt range will be back on shelves in shops nationwide tomorrow (Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022).

Yoghurt production resumed at its factory in Co Offaly earlier today (Tuesday, February 1st, 2022).

A blaze broke out in its yoghurt production facility on September 27th, 2021;

According to Vincent Cleary, managing director, the fire spread “quickly”, and Glenisk lost “basically everything”.

In an interview following the fire, Cleary revealed that the factory was “pretty much a burnt-out shell”. At the time, he did say that Glenisk’s future was “uncertain”.

Later, the company released a statement and asked the public to “keep some space for us in your hearts”.

“We will be back very soon. Meantime, consider supporting another local producer,” the statement added at the time.

Glenisk’s yoghurt range

Whilst Glenisk had hoped to be back on shelves in December, it has resumed production of two of its products in an entirely new built facility.

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The company has named its relaunch ‘The bios are back in town’.

Products:

  • Glenisk Organic Bio Whole Milk Natural Yogurt (500g);
  • Glenisk Organic Greek Style Natural Yogurt (500g).
‘Plan B’ manufacturing facility

It hopes to add further products to its line next week and will continue to do so over the coming weeks.

The company is operating from what it calls its ‘Plan B’ manufacturing facility, which it built in just four months on a corner of the original manufacturing site.

A spokesperson for the yoghurt producer said: “This operation will allow us to produce almost all the products originally made over the coming months.”

“The speed with which we have been able to get the new facility up and running is down to the hard work of the staff and the support of local contractors and materials suppliers who have gone above and beyond – working through Christmas and offering solutions at every turn. We are indebted to them all, here in Offaly and further afield.”

Continuing, the spokesperson added: “Now that Plan B is up and producing, we turn our attention to the design of ‘Plan A’, a new carbon-neutral manufacturing facility which will set Glenisk up for the future. We expect it will take at least a year for that new facility to be completed.”

Glenisk states that it works with 50 farmers to source quality organic milk and uses 90% of the organic milk produced in Ireland.

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