It is not easy for food companies to break into the Canadian market, as import restrictions are extremely tight, especially for meat products, says McWhinney’s, a fifth-generation family business founded in 1898.
Kevin McWhinney said: “To the best of my knowledge McWhinney’s is the only company in Northern Ireland or Britain with a licence to sell pork products into Canada, which I think speaks for itself as to the quality of our pork sausages.”
McWhinney’s sausages are made in a traditional manner in small batches, using the principles of mince and bowl chop. The company also exports its 70% pork sausages to Spain, France and Turkey.
Kevin McWhinney added: “We are hoping to grow our overseas sales in the coming months and I am delighted there are so many satisfied customers in Canada.”