This quality Irish meat company now also produce under the Moyallon brand, with well known food pioneer and former owner of Moyallon Foods, Jilly Dougan, still actively involved.
The company won no less than 20 Great Taste Awards in 2012 for a range of meat products, including a 3 star Gold for their guanciale (pork jowl cured with garlic, herbs and red wine) which was also named as one of Britain's top 50 foods.
Glenarm Shorthorn beef (sirloin, fillet and ribeye) featured among the products singled out for 2 star Golds, while 1 star Gold was achieved by an impressive range of fifteen products including Rare Breed double pork loin chop and a previous winner, Dry-cured Bramley back bacon (sweet cure). More everyday items that are clearly far from ordinary include the Moyallon burger and the Belfast Banger (Shorthorn beef and leek sausage).
They have recently added an ageing chamber for beef at Hannon Meats, which has a 4 tonne wall of Himalayan salt bricks - maybe that has something to do with the exceptional quality that they produce.
The Moyallon range has also earned acclaim for non-meat products, including Spiced Fruit chutney; Cool Pear and Lime Chutney; Hot Chilli Pickle.
The quality products from Hannan Meats go to some of Ireland's best restaurants and hotels, and can be purchased locally at their own wholesale outlet, The Meat Merchant in Moira.