MTJ reveals first awards finalists

Store judging is now under way for the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2012. Judges are touring the country visiting retail outlets to pick out the overall retailer of the year.

The SuperMeat & Fish Awards showcase the best products and retailers throughout the UK and climax with one retailer taking home the title of Meat & Fish Retailer of the Year. The event, organised by Meat Trades Journal, takes place at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London, on 5 July. The full list of finalists in the product category, are:

Best Beef Products

  • Aldi Specially Selected Scotch Quarterpounders
  • Asda Wagyu Rib Eye Steak
  • Morrisons Traditional British Beef Ribeye Steak

Best Fish or Seasfood Product

  • Morrisons Rope Hung Smoked Side of Salmon
  • Lidl Three Layered Fish Roast
  • Morrisons Salmon Wellington

Best Game or Exotic Meat Product

  • Sainsbury's British Venison Loin Steaks
  • Sainsbury's Sliced Wild Venison
  • Morrisons British Free Range Guinea Fowl

Best Lamb Product

  • Tesco Lamb Shoulder Fillet Joint with Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper
  • The Co-operative Eat In Lamb Rack
  • Morrisons Crusted Rack of Lamb

Best Packaging

  • Asda Chicken Breast Fillet with Tikka Spiced Butter
  • Sainsbury's Shanghai beef
  • Morrisons Traditional Beef Range

Best Bacon or Pork Product

  • Aldi Specially Selected Bacon Treacle Cure
  • Aldi Frikadellen
  • Tesco Extra Matured Norfolk Pork Belly with Black Pepper & Sea Salt

Best Poultry Product

  • Sainsbury's Seasoned Turkey Thigh
  • The Co-operative British Elmwood Spatchcock Chicken
  • Morrisons Medium Whole Chicken

Best Product New to Marke

  • Tesco Bourbon Glazed Pork Rack of Ribs
  • Morrisons Moroccan Salmon with Pomegranate Sauce
  • Morrisons Seabass Fillets with Spinach & Parmesan Risotto

Best Product Sold on a Value Platform

  • Asda Pork Chops
  • The Co-operative 25 Polpette Meatballs
  • The Co-operative Butchers Choice Thick Pork Sausages

Best Ready Meal Product

  • Sainsbury's Tandoori Chicken Sizzler
  • Morrisons Beef Bourguignon & Mash
  • Morrisons Chicken Chorizo & Prawn Paella

Best Ready to Eat Product

  • Asda King Prawns and Mussels with a Sundried Tomato and Garlic
  • Sainsbury's New Breaded Air Dried Ham
  • The Co-operative Ploughmans Salad

Best Sausage Product

  • Tesco Pork, Caramelised Red Onion & Sage Sausage
  • Morrisons Handmade Italian Rope Sausage
  • Morrisons Pierre Koffmann Sausage

The awards are sponsored by Bpex, Eblex, Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales, the Livestock & Meat Commission and Vion Food UK.

To book your place, contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593, or email

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