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Virginia Health Food Ltd,
Kilnagleary Road, Carrigaline Business Park,

In 2005, Helen O'Dowd and Kevin Byrne identified an emerging opportunity in the natural health food market. In the intervening period they have grown Virginia Health Food Ltd from a start-up business to its current position as the largest supplier of milled flaxseed (linseed) products to the Irish and UK markets.

Virginia Health Food Ltd produces and markets a range of innovative, functional and free-from health and dietetic food products under its own brands to mainstream and health food retailers in Ireland and Europe. The company has also established a significant business supplying a number of mainstream retailers with health food products under their own private label brands.

In 2016, Virginia Health Food invested over €1m in a state-of-the-art production plant for the new Squbes healthy snack range. The range was developed by the Virginia technical team of food scientists in the company's test kitchen/laboratory in Carrigaline, Co. Cork. The development is a major achievement, providing consumers with a nutritious, tasty, convenient snack for all occasions.

An innovative NPD programme is ongoing and will provide the basis for future company growth.

Product Range

Squbes - Snack Range
Squbes - Spiced Sesame & Almonds
Squbes- Sea salt & Black Pepper
Squbes - Salted Caramel & Almond
Squbes - Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt
Squbes - Kale & Pumpkin
Squbes - Turmeric & Coconut

Squbes - Sweet Chilli

Virginia Health - Golden Milled Flaxseed (Linseed)
Virginia Health - Milled Flaxseed/Sunflower/Pumpkin/Goji

Helen's Linseed Crunch - Honey
Helen's Linseed Crunch - Cranberry/Almond
Helen's Protein Crunch - Raspberry
Helen's BIO TOPPING Goldener Leinsamen Gemahlen
Helen's BIO TOPPING Goji & Kürbiskerne
Helen's BIO TOPPING Hanf & Chia
Helen's BIO TOPPING Mango & Ananas
Helen's Gluten Free Seeded Bread Mix
Helens Gluten Free Sandwich Bread Mix
Helen's Gluten Free Scone Mix
Helen's Gluten Free Pastry Mix/Brioche Mix

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Markets Supplied

Europe Middle East North America UK & NI

Key Channels Supplied

Foodservice Foodservice
Manufacturing Manufacturing
Online Online
Retail Retail

Why choose us

Virginia is a leading innovator in snacks and convenient wholefoods that support health. Recently launched, Squbes is a unique nutritious seed-based range of snacks.

Production facilities are accredited to BRC Global Grade A and IFS standards, with a world-class technical development team and nutritional expertise at hand. All suppliers are subjected to a comprehensive and rigorous approval process.

Our Awards

Great Taste Awards

Blas na hÉireann Awards

Our Accreditations

Origin Green Verified