Humane Slaughter Award open for applications
Oct19

Humane Slaughter Award open for applications

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for its 2019 Humane Slaughter Award for significant advances in the humane treatment of farmed livestock during transport, marketing and slaughter. HSA is an independent charity that works towards achieving high standards of welfare for food animals at markets, during transport and at slaughter through education, training, research and technical developments. Its Humane...

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UK Sausage Week unveils guest judge opportunity
Sep12

UK Sausage Week unveils guest judge opportunity

Retailers are being urged to spread the word about UK Sausage Week’s new Guest Judge experience. The campaign is looking for one ‘sausage fanatic’ to help put bangers entered into the event’s headline competition to the test. The organisers of UK Sausage Week are inviting one lucky consumer to spend a day tasting bangers as a Guest Sausage Judge for the campaign’s 2018 competition. The successful applicant will help taste hundreds of...

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World Butchers’ Challenge heading to California for 2020
Jul26

World Butchers’ Challenge heading to California for 2020

The World Butchers’ Challenge will make a return for 2020 with 15 teams competing from across the globe, and will be hosted this time in Sacramento, California, USA. The competition last took place earlier this year and Ireland took home the winning trophy. It was hosted in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and featured 12 competing teams – including Team GB (The British Beefeaters). The concept of the World Butchers’ Challenge is to...

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There is still time to enter your sausages!
Jul17

There is still time to enter your sausages!

Online product-entry is still open for companies to nominate their bangers into the UK Sausage Week 2018 campaign’s competition. The deadline for nominating products is 10th September and organisers YPL Exhibitions & Events and Meat Management magazine have already reported a fantastic response from across the meat sector. UK Sausage Week itself will run from 29th October until 4th November and will open with a celebration lunch...

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UK Sausage Week: product entry now open!
Jun26

UK Sausage Week: product entry now open!

It’s time to enter your sausages into the annual UK Sausage Week competition ahead of the 10th September deadline. Calling all butchers, manufacturers and supermarkets! Do you think you’ve got award-winning sausages? Now is the time to nominate products and enter them into the UK Sausage Week competition before 10th September. UK Sausage Week is returning between 29th October and 4th November 2018 and, once again, proceedings...

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Institute of Meat confirms Meatup 2019 sponsorship
May08

Institute of Meat confirms Meatup 2019 sponsorship

The Institute of Meat (IoM) will once again sponsor the main competition arena at the Meatup exhibition which takes place at ArenaMK in Milton Keynes on 30th and 31st October 2019. The trade show, which is the only event of its kind dedicated to the UK meat industry, will present top class craft competitions in the arena, an established feature of the show which is always popular with visitors. The chief executive of the IoM Keith...

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