The British group, which supplies companies such as Tesco
However, it added that it would be hit by an exceptional charge of around 7 million pounds after the execution of its cost-cutting programme.
Our first half performance has been satisfactory, with revenue growth achieved in the current challenging environment, Chief executive Chris Bull said in a statement.
Raw material prices have been stable since mid-2011 and we have completed our cost recovery plans. The consumer will increasingly look for value in these difficult times and our strategic initiatives remain fully on track.
McBride posted a 42 percent drop in annual profit last year, hit by a lag in recovering higher raw material costs, and said the short-term outlook remained tough.
Shares in McBride, which have shed a third of their value in the last year, closed at 115 pence on Wednesday, valuing the company at around 206 million pounds.
(Reporting by Rhys Jones; editing by Kate Holton)