Complete Meats triumphs at British Sausage Week

Complete Meats triumphs at British Sausage Week

Complete Meats from Axminster, Devon has picked up the Best British Butchers Banger’ title in the independent butcher category at this year’s British Sausage Week, which is currently in full swing (running 2nd – 8th November).

Taking the independent category and awarded Best British Butchers Banger was Shaun Vining of Complete Meats, alongside Michel Roux Jr.

Taking the independent category and awarded Best British Butchers Banger was Shaun Vining of Complete Meats, alongside Michel Roux Jr.

Its winning sausage was of a Pork and Otter Ale variety, and judges championed the mix of lightly seasoned West Country quality assured pork with locally brewed ale.

Keith Fisher, butchery development manager for AHDB Pork and head judge, said: “The innovative pork sausage from Complete Meats stood out for all the right reasons. It scored top marks across the board, including taste, texture, appearance and cooking and eating quality; and absolutely deserved the top spot.”

Complete Meats wasn’t the only company to take away a top prize. Marks & Spencer and Waitrose, amongst others, took gold in the retailer category, while Frank Parker Butchers, Broad Oak Farm Sausage Company and Fairfax Meadow commanded the catering choice.

Winners were selected across categories for both traditional and innovative varieties, as well as reflecting standard and premium tiers, and awarded at a ceremony in London hosted by British Sausage Week ambassador and renowned chef, Michel Roux Jr.

Keith added: “With sausage pride running high the competition to mark the 18th annual British Sausage Week was particularly fierce, with only the very best pork sausages making it onto the 2015 roll of honour.”

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