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UK Sausage Week Really Is A Thing!

Well apparently UK Sausage Week really is a thing! And product entry is open already. It is open to all butchers, manufacturers and supermarkets who think they’ve got an award-winning sausage. Entries for this annual competition need to be in before 10th September.

UK Sausage Week is returning between 29th October and 4th November 2018 and, once again, proceedings will kick-off with the campaign’s competition.

Winning sausages could mean a massive boost to business – so butchers, manufacturers and retailers are encouraged to enter their products as soon as possible.

Product judging will take place at Harper Adams University and will once again be headed up by chief judge Keith Fisher, chief executive of the Institute of Meat. He will be supported by a number of industry experts, including members of Ladies in Pigs.

Two Categories

There are two categories to enter: Traditional and Innovative. Entry is free and each company may enter a maximum of two types of traditional sausage and two types of innovative sausage.

Products will be judged by region: North, North East, North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, South East, South West, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Judges will also select winners for Best Foodservice Sausage, Best Manufacturer Own Brand Sausage and Best Supermarket/Multiple Retailer Sausage. The winners will be announced during a celebration lunch at London’s Plaisterers’ Hall on 29th October where an overall winner will also scoop the accolade of UK Supreme Sausage Champion.

UK Sausage Week organisers are looking at everything from pork and beef sausages through to chicken and game meats and also anticipating some interesting ingredients combinations.

In addition to running the competition, the organisers of UK Sausage Week – Meat Management magazine – will be supporting industry by providing an official poster to display, as well as a logo to print and use for product labels. The magazine will also compile and publish a selection of sizzling sausage recipes for businesses.

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