Foodservice Sausage of the Year finalists revealed

Bpex has revealed the finalists of its Foodservice Pork Sausage of the Year competition. Contestants in the five sausage categories will be judged at Butchers’ Hall in London on 21 October 2011, and only one of them will be crowned champion.

Bpex foodservice trade manager Tony Goodger said: “We had a fantastic level of entry into the competition this year, breaking all previous records, which just goes to show the superb array of quality sausages available in the catering sector today.”

The 15 finalists, selected from 280 entries by a panel of industry representatives, are:

Traditional Pork Sausage
Just Pork Sausage, The Eagle at Barrow
Pinjar Pork Sausage, York House Foods
Gourmet Lincolnshire Sausage, Snowbird Foods

Speciality Pork Sausage
Farmhouse Sausage, Underwood Meat Company
The Pickled Pig, Pork and Strong Real Ale Sausage, A. Turner and Sons
Pork, Pear & Black Pudding Sausage, Rothbury Family Butchers

Best Pub Pork Sausage
Thai Lemon Grass, Garlic, Chilli & Ginger Sausage, Fence Gate Inn
Pork, Leek & Bacon Sausages, Cranswick Country Foods
Cumberland Pork Sausage, J C Rook & Sons Foodservice

Best Innovative Pork Sausage
Catalan Wheel Sausage, John Petit & Sons Limited
The Complete Breakfast Sausage, Berkins Deli
Healthier Option Schools Sausage (Low Fat, Low Salt), The UK Foodhall Ltd

Legendary British Banger
Granddad’s Recipe, Pork & Sage Sausage, J C Rook & Sons Foodservice
Three Shires Pork, Apple & Herb Sausage, Cam Family Butchers
Pork & Apple Sausage, Solent Butchers Ltd
Goodger added that the competition was a good opportunity to showcase pork sausages made with quality assured ingredients, including Red Tractor pork, before the British Sausage Week taking place between 31 October and 6 November.

“Sausages continue to be one of the most popular foods eaten out of home, appealing to both adults and children alike,” he added.

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