First SuperMeat finalists revealed

The results are in for one half of the prestigious SuperMeat & Fish Awards, with judges taking a well-earned break after sampling some of the best that the UK supermarket sector has to offer.

Product judging is now complete, and store judging is already under way, with all the results kept secret until the glamorous awards night at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, on 5 July. Ed Bedington, editor of Meat Trades Journal, which organises the awards, said: "The first round of judging is always a challenge for our judges, having to assess some incredible products from a wide range of leading retailers.

"However, that process is now complete, and the standard of entries was once again superb. The judges have eaten a lot of different products and had a tough time whittling the list down to our finalists."

The full list of finalists in the product category, are:

Best Beef Product

l Aldi Specially Selected Scotch Quarterpounders

l Asda Wagyu Rib Eye Steak

l Morrisons Traditional British Beef Ribeye Steak

Best Fish or Seafood Product

l Morrisons Rope Hung Smoked Side of Salmon

l Lidl Three Layered Fish Roast

l Morrisons Salmon Wellington

Best Game or Exotic Meat Product

l Sainsbury's British Venison Loin Steaks

l Sainsbury's Sliced Wild Venison

l Morrisons British Free Range Guinea Fowl

Best Lamb Product

l Tesco Lamb Shoulder Fillet Joint with Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper

l The Co-operative Eat In Lamb Rack

l Morrisons Crusted Rack of Lamb

Best Packaging

l Asda Chicken Breast Fillet with Tikka Spiced Butter

l Sainsbury's Shanghai beef

l Morrisons Traditional Beef Range

Best Bacon or Pork Product

l Aldi Specially Selected Bacon Treacle Cure

l Aldi Frikadellen

l Tesco Extra Matured Norfolk Pork Belly with Black Pepper & Sea Salt

Best Poultry Product

l Sainsbury's Seasoned Turkey Thigh

l The Co-operative British Elmwood Spatchcock Chicken

l Morrisons Medium Whole Chicken

Best Product New to Market

l Tesco Bourbon Glazed Pork Rack of Ribs

l Morrisons Moroccan Salmon with Pomegranate Sauce

l Morrisons Seabass Fillets with Spinach & Parmesan Risotto

Best Product Sold on a Value Platform

l Asda Pork Chops

l The Co-operative 25 Polpette Meatballs

l The Co-operative Butchers Choice Thick Pork Sausages

Best Ready Meal Product

l Sainsbury's Tandoori Chicken Sizzler

l Morrisons Beef Bourguignon & Mash

l Morrisons Chicken Chorizo & Prawn Paella

Best Ready to Eat Product

l Asda King Prawns and Mussels with a Sundried Tomato and Garlic

l Sainsbury's New Breaded Air Dried Ham

l The Co-operative Ploughmans Salad

Best Sausage Product

l Tesco Pork, Caramelised Red Onion & Sage Sausage

l Morrisons Handmade Italian Rope Sausage

l Morrisons Pierre Koffmann Sausage

The SuperMeat & Fish Awards are the leading awards of their type and provide a showcase for the best products and retailers throughout the UK. Judging both products and stores across a range of categories, the awards climax with one retailer taking home the title of Meat & Fish Retailer of the Year. They are sponsored by Bpex, Eblex, Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales, the Livestock & Meat Commission and Vion Food UK.

To book your place at the awards, call Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593, or email elizabeth.ellis@wrbm.com.

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