The option will now be a permanent feature on MRX and BPEX
, and will also be offered to authors on a forthcoming new addition to our 'Express' series of journals.
Competition organiser Tony Goodger, BPEX
foodservice trade manager, said: "We were overwhelmed by the fantastic selection of quality assured sausages entered into this year's final; with such a diverse range of flavours and varieties, it was an extremely close competition.
Principally in the BPex
competitions, the flavours house saw one of its leading manufacturing customers collect seven awards - four of them gold.
Andrew Palmer, of Dent Ltd, who went through the BPEX
programme, believed the scheme was just what the industry needed - "a course that looks at people skills and team management."
gold is always a hugely important accolade to win because the standards are so high so to collect four golds in one year is a tremendous achievement for the Snowbird team," said sales director Boy Anderson.
foodservice trade manager Tony Goodger said: "The BPEX
Pork Product of the Year competition is now in its seventh year and showcases the quality pork dishes being served in pubs, restaurants, cafes and schools.
foodservice trade manager, Tony Goodger, added: "The year's competition was incredibly tough.
Head of Marketing Chris Lamb said: "That means an extra [pounds sterling]19 million worth of pork has been sold over the last year out of a total of [pounds sterling]860 million.
HCC will now retain the levy collected in Wales instead of it crossing the border to Bpex
Michael Smith (right) receives his award from a sponsor at BPEX
After the entries were whittled down to 15 by a team of judges from LIPS (Ladies in Pigs), BPEX
and the Meat and Livestock Commission, the finalist sausages were judged on the day by LIPS, the National Pig Association, the finalist butchers and manufacturers.
EBLEX and BPEX
sit in a pretty position, in that they do not have to do anything to increase their levy payments.