MM Meat Industry Awards judging underway
Product judging for the 2017 Meat Management Industry Awards is in full swing in the test kitchens and tasting lab at The Regional Food Academy at Harper Adams University.
The expert judging panel, together with home economists, will receive, cook and taste every single product entered into the competition over a busy, full three days.
They will be deciding on winners in a total of nine product categories, which were open to multiple and independent retailers, butchers, foodservice suppliers and big brands.
Master butcher and chief judge, Keith Fisher, said: “We’ve hit the road running with a whole range of upmarket products that we’ve not seen before.
“Everybody seems to have upped their game. Some of the ribs presented to us with different flavour combinations have been particularly interesting.”
Other members of the judging panel include Andrew Garvey and Meat Management consultant editor Pam Brook.
During the first morning of judging, Garvey said: “The quality of the entries this year has definitely taken a step upwards, making our task even more enjoyable but challenging.”
Brook added: “The response from Meat Management readers and supporters has been great to see once again. These awards, the most established in the meat industry, go from strength to strength and the PR and marketing opportunities for the finalists and winners that will be announced in June are highly prized.”
The winners and finalists of the 2017 Meat Management Industry Awards will be revealed at the UK’s biggest meat industry awards event on 28th June 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Birmingham.
For further information and to secure your table at this prestigious event and dinner, contact awards organiser, Emma Cash, on 01908 613323 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.meatmanagement.com/awards-tickets.