Meat Industry Award Winners Announced

The winners of the Meat Industry Awards 2006 were announced yesterday (30 November) at a glittering dinner at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel London.

The evening, hosted by celebrity chef Brian Turner CBE, celebrated the best in the industry over 16 categories including Meat Industry Personality of the Year, which was awarded to Andrew Chitty of The Chitty Food Group.

The evening saw key players from across the industry gather to help join the finalists celebrate their achievements as well as affording them an ideal opportunity to network with other industry luminaries.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Young British Meat Processor of the Year - Helen Ward of Geo Adams Ltd

Best Equipment/Machinery Supplier - Syspal Ltd

Training Initiative of the Year - Humane Slaughter Society's Poultry Welfare Programme

Catering Butcher of the Year - Aubrey Allen

Manufacturer of the Year - Noon Products Ltd

Best Packaging for a Product - Natural Box

Best Trade Organisation - National Federation of Meat & Food Traders

Meat Retailer of the Year, Independent - Willis Butchers (Cwmbran)

Meat Retailer of the Year, Multiple - Waitrose

Britain's Best Sausage - Boxleys New Herdsman Sausage and Sainsbury's Taste The Difference Pancetta & Parmesan Sausages

Best Organic Product, Meat or Poultry - Wessex Foods: So Organic Quarter Pounder Beef Burger

Best Poultry Product - Brakes's Chicken with portabello mushroom and Madeira sauce

Beat Lamb Product - Asda Extra Special Lamb Loin Chops

Best Pork Product - Loxton's Hickory Pork Boulder

Best Beef Product - Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Meatballs

Industry Personality of the Year - Andrew Chitty

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