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Largo Foods (Mr Tayto) announces further expansion

 Mr Tayto
June 20, 2011
Snack foods maker, Largo Foods, is to invest €2.6m in the expansion of its Co Donegal facility, Ireland.

The announcement comes as the company’s new rice and tortilla based snack food manufacturing line was officially launched by the Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley, at its plant in Gweedore.

The new snack-food line, which was specially constructed and shipped in from Casa Herrera in California, is now fully operational and supplying the Irish and UK markets.

The investment is expected to see 35 new jobs created at the facility. Largo Foods currently employs over 190 people on a full time and part-time basis.

Minister McGinley said: “This new investment is on top of an earlier €2.2m investment made in the business in 2010.
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Tayto Snacks, formerly known as Largo Foods, is the leading manufacturer and distributor of premium snack foods in Ireland, supplying branded and own label products in the Irish, UK and Continental European markets. Not to be confused with the chips manufacturer Tayto in Northern Ireland.
Casa Herrera is a leading designer and manufacturer of machinery for production of corn and flour tortillas, corn and tortilla chips, tostadas, taco shells, quesadillas, burritos, pita bread, pizzas, arepas, chapattis, and other ethnic foods from around the world.
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