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Almost 50 years since last Haggis exported
For the first time in 46 years, Scotland will start exporting haggis to Canada. Macsween of Edinburgh have developed a new recipe that meets Canadian regulations.
Following the lifting of the Canadian ban on red meat imports from Europe in 2015. Companies have been working behind the scenes to create a Haggis which meets regulations. The import ban on offal still exists.
James Macsween, Managing Director of Macsween of Edinburgh, said:
“We at Macsween are absolutely delighted to be the first Scottish haggis sold in Canada in 46 years!
Finally, Canadians and the ex-pat community within Canada will be able to enjoy the UK’s no.1 haggis brand, loved for its’ award-winning taste and texture. This is a huge milestone for Macsween to be expanding internationally and leading the way in an increasingly competitive market.
My grandfather, Charlie, would be very proud to see how far we’ve come from his original butcher’s shop in Bruntsfield, which he opened back in 1953.”
Next stop America!