Oliver Carty & Family operates under the highest food safety and quality standards. We’re approved by the Bord Bia Meat Processor Quality Assurance Scheme, licensed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, accredited to the Global Standard for Food Safety (BRCGS) and certified members of the Irish Organic Association (IOA).

Food safety touches everyone in the country. Which is why Oliver Carty & Family ensure we produce pork and bacon products to the highest standards of food safety as well as quality.

And we get the taste right too, not only satisfying countless customers year on year but also winning praise from chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers alike. Over the past 10 years, we’ve won over 150 awards.

We’re continuously striving to maintain the highest possible standards by improving staff training and regularly reviewing our systems.

Bord Bia - The Irish Food Board

The Bord Bia Meat Processor Quality Assurance Scheme ensures that all meat is processed and packed to the highest standards before reaching the consumer, assuring quality at each stage of the ‘farm to fork’ production chain.

Through MPQAS, several essential requirements need to be met for meat plants covering both product and process relating to:

  • Cleaning, Hygiene & HACCP Based Procedures
  • Animal Welfare
  • Storage, Handling & Transport
  • Product Identification / Traceability, Reconciliation & Recall
  • Waste Disposal
  • Final Product Dispatch


BRCGS is a leading brand and consumer protection organisation, used by over 28,000 certificated suppliers over 130 countries, with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies.
BRCGS Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.

ISO 14001 Certified by the NSAI National Standards Authority of Ireland
Certificate of Registration of Environmental Management System to I.S. EN ISO 14001:2015.

License number: 5541
The Irish Organic Association is Ireland’s leading organic certification body dedicated to certifying organic produce and products throughout Ireland.
IOA is approved by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine in the Republic of Ireland and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the United Kingdom to provide an inspection and certification scheme pursuant to EC Regulations.

R&D initiatives and A Key Manager in Oliver Carty are co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Enterprise Ireland under the Border, Midland and Western Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020. The aim of the funding is to bring skills to the company critical for future growth and to assist with ongoing Research and Development projects that are aimed at improving the capabilities and creating new opportunities.

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Licensed Plant Number IE 784 EC.


At Oliver Carty & Family we place a major emphasis on a robust traceability system which satisfies the needs of our customers.

We use IdentiGen’s DNA TraceBack system for boars. Developed because of potential weaknesses in paper based traceability systems, IdentiGen’s DNA TraceBack tags all Irish breeding boars.

Oliver Carty & Family is the first processor in Ireland to use the DNA Traceback on pig meat, which not only sets us apart from our competitors but also gives our customers total peace of mind.

This state-of-the art system is then used to generate a DNA-ID – a unique code which identifies the animal, its offspring and subsequently all produce from these animals.

The programme now forms part of the Bord Bia quality assurance programme, and both Bord Bia and IFA collect and test samples from products on a monthly basis to ensure compliance with country of origin labelling.

Our success speaks for itself.

So too do the awards that we’re proud to have picked up over the years.

Our Awards

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