Order of Bacon Excellence

The editor of Meat Trades Journal, Ed Bedington, has received an Order of Bacon Excellence Award in recognition of his services to bacon.

Bpex’s Keith Fisher and Pig World’s Digby Scott also received awards, which were handed out on Monday (18 March) at an event to mark the launch of Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week (BCW)

Bedington, who has been editor of MTJ for nearly seven years and is a member of the Institute of Meat, received his medal for long-standing commitment to the Bacon Awards judging panel.

As Bpex’s butchery and product development manager, and BWC’s ‘baconologist’, Fisher has tasted more than 50,000 cuts and cures of bacon and is the head judge of BCW.

Scott from the National Pig Association Journal, Pig World, was given his award for campaigning and raising awareness for the pig industry.

Others who received Bacon OBEs for the nation’s love of bacon included actor Daniel Craig, for his demand of British bacon on 007 film set in Italy, BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans, pig farmer and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty, celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal and comedian and presenter Russell Howard.


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