Dates set for Bacon Week

Dates for the next Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week have been set to celebrate a great British favourite.

Between 18 and 24 March next year, Bpex will be encouraging consumers to “think again about bacon”. The organisation will be providing a showcase for the quality and variety of bacon produced today, particularly the varieties displaying the Red Tractor logo.

Bpex butchery and product development manager Keith Fisher said: “With literally hundreds of varieties now available, bacon has grown to become a £1.36bn industry. Almost a third of bacon is now consumed as part of the evening meal, proving that as well as enjoying bacon at breakfast, consumers are increasingly favouring the variety of flavour hits bacon can bring to their dinner tables. And with over 227,500 tonnes bought per year, it’s a must-have household purchase.”

According to Fisher, consumers are becoming discerning when it comes to bacon, which means production standards and attention to detail are more important than ever before in the production of good-quality bacon.  

Fisher added: “The week can be used by anyone who produces, sells or serves great bacon and there are many simple and rewarding ways to get involved.
“Whether running special promotions, introducing new varieties, holding charity and fun events or putting your rashers to the test in the Great Bacon Awards, Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week can put the sizzle into your quality bacon sales.”

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