Pupils design new sausage to be launched in Waitrose

Students from Linton Village College in Cambridgeshire have launched a free-range pork, tomato and basil sausage, which will soon become available in around 50 Waitrose stores.

The sausage was designed as part of a Business in the Community project with Dalehead Foods and is the second sausage designed by the students.

It uses pork from free-range British pigs and was awarded Highly Commended in the Dalehead Foods Enterprise Award, which engaged with around 160 schoolchildren as part of their Food Technology curriculum.

Dalehead Foods’ divisional HR manager Joanne Collins commented: “The Business in the Community projects give us the opportunity to inform and motivate young people to consider career opportunities within the agricultural and food industry and we are delighted to be able to contribute time and expertise to our community in such a positive way.”

The students creating the sausage were given the opportunity to visit Dalehead Foods’ production site for a chance to view the sausages being made.

Additionally, working with local charity Open Door, Waitrose Newmarket and Dalehead Foods will present the sausages at a lunch for the residents of the charity.


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