Quality is key to our success

At O’Haras of Foxford, we are committed to quality, best practice and continuous Improvement throughout the organisation, enabling a culture that supports the manufacture of the highest quality products, provides excellent customer service and creates a harmonious working environment which brings out the best in our people…

Quality Policy:

O’Haras of Foxford produce over 140 different varieties of traditional bread and cake products. The company’s market policy is to source quality ingredients to ensure that O’Hara’s offer the consumer consistently high-quality in everything they produce.

The constant enforcement of this quality policy, in addition to an increased focus on new product development and investment in the most up to date packaging, assists the company in maintaining its position as a major player in the cakes category, as well as increasing its market share in the bread and cake sector.

Quality & Hygiene Awards:

We have been involved in Quality and Hygiene Standards Accreditation Programmes for almost 30 years including the Excellence Ireland Hygiene Mark and Quality Mark standards and in more recent years the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety. This strong company commitment to Hygiene and Quality is reflected in the numerous awards and accreditations achieved by the company throughout the years including the National Overall Hygiene & Food Safety Award, from Excellence Ireland.

Producing such a vast range of Bread and Cake products, and distributing to all the major retailers and independent stores, O’Hara’s has come a long way since that 1951 Sweepstakes win. But the company are very aware and grateful to their consumers who continue to remain loyal to the brand and purchase O’Hara’s products on a regular basis, which in turn supports employment for many people.

Blás na hÉireann

Numerous Gold, Silver and Broze Awards for Bread and Cake since 2018.   Winner of Best Producer in Mayo and Connacht in 2022.

BRC Accreditation (Confectionery Dept.)

2008 – to date

BRC Accreditation (Bread Dept.)

2011 – to date

Excellence Ireland Accreditation Programmes (Hygiene Mark & Quality Mark)

1992 – 2012

National Quality and Excellence Award

Hygiene Bakery 2009

National Q Mark Food & Beverage Distributor, Processors & Producers Award


National Q Mark Food & Beverage Distributor, Processors & Producers Award


National Hygiene Emerald Award Finalist


10 Year Recognition Hygiene & Food Safety Award


Q Mark Food & Beverage Processor Finalist


National Overall Hygiene & Food Safety Award


National Hygiene & Food Safety Champion (Silver)


National Hygiene & Food Safety Emerald Award


National Hygiene Award, Bakery Category

1993 – 2003

National Quality Award, Small Manufacturing


National Supreme Hygiene Award (Joint Recipient)


International Systems Standard, ISO 9001

2000 – 1998 – 2005

HACCP Programme

Implemented since 1998

World Class Manufacturing Programme



Implemented since 1998