What is Origin Green?

Origin Green Bord Bia Burren SmokehouseWhat is Origin Green, and what does it mean for the consumer?

Origin Green is a programme created by Bord Bía, the organisation responsible for the marketing of food products.

It is a national food sustainability programme that brings together the entire Irish food industry - from farmers to food and beverage producers, retailers to food service operators.

It entails the production of safe, nutritious food within a viable industry that simultaneously protects and enhances the natural environment and the local community - and the consumers.

Each food producer who becomes a member of the programme, commits to a mandatory mix of target areas specified by the Origin Green Charter. These areas form the basis of a business' 3 to 5 years sustainability plan. The outcome is independently verified by international specialists. Each plan is reviewed annually.

At present, more than 270 the Irish food and drink companies are part of the programme, and the Burren Smokehouse is among them!

Watch the video below and visit the Origin Green website to learn more!