The British Poultry Council is again on the hunt for Britain’s best poultry products with chicken, turkey and duck producers and retailers battling it out for the top spot.
From Harissa Chicken Escalopes, Bistro Duck Confit to Caramelised Onion Turkey Sausages and Turkey Parcel with Pork, Sage and Onion Stuffing, it’s all to play for as the shortlist of contenders is announced.
The winners will be revealed at the British Poultry Awards, scheduled to take place this September. Richard Griffiths, Chief Executive, British Poultry Council says, “Our awards event has again attracted an impressive number of high quality entries from across the industry. With over 60 top quality products on the shortlist choosing the best of the best will be a tough call.”
An independent panel of judges from the food industry will get together in July to taste their way through a wide range of poultry products and come up with the top three from each of eight product-based categories. Products will be assessed against set criteria such as taste, appearance, quality, packaging and best use of the protein for the target market.
The final categories are the coveted British Poultry Retailer of the Year, Foodservice Operator of The Year and three new supply chain categories. These consist of Best Innovation, Standout Performance and Supply Chain Champion.
The Poultry Retailer of the Year category winner will be awarded to the company considered to stock the best and broadest range of poultry products. The winner has the opportunity to carry the endorsement on its entire range of everyday fresh poultry cuts for a period of 12 months, while all winners will benefit from a dedicated logo to use on their advertising and POS campaigns.
The judging panel comprises Sheila Eggleston – Food & Drink Editor, Cost Sector Catering, Lee Maycock – chef consultant, Nichola Palmer, Woman magazine and Phil Clarke, Farmers Weekly.
“These Awards provide a unique platform for small and large poultry producers to gain recognition for all their hard work. This is our biggest and best event in the poultry industry calendar with over 200 representatives and VIPs from the industry attending on the night,” added Richard Griffiths.
The British Poultry Awards take place at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel on Thursday, 20th September 2018.
Shortlist as follows:
1. Best Chicken Product – All Year Round – sponsored by Calor
Morrisons Market Street Chicken Breast and Mango Dhal
Morrisons Market Street Chinese Chicken Stir Fry Kit
Asda Hunters Chicken Kiev
Asda Chicken Wings of the World
Aldi Ready To Cook Cajun Chicken
Adlington Slow Grown Free Range Chicken
2. Best Chicken – seasonal – sponsored by Elanco
Asda Butchers Selection Chilli Coriander and Lime Skinless Chicken Drumsticks
Aldi Harissa Chicken Escalopes
Morrisons Market Street Mango and Lime Mini Chicken Fillets
Costco 3 bird Roast
Asda Simply Roast British Chicken Crown with Festive Fruit and Pork Stuffing
3. Best New Poultry Launch – sponsored by Arden Wood Shavings
Aldi Persian Style Chicken Koftas with yoghurt, cucumber and mint dip
Asda Butchers Selection Caribbean Chicken Drumsticks and Thigh 800g
Gressingham Bistro Duck Legs with Orange and Maple Glaze
Morrisons Market Street Mediterranean Chicken Casserole 1.1kg
Co-op Katsu Curry Mini Chicken Fillets
M&S Easy Carve Goose with Pork, Mulled Pear Stuffing, Apple and Sage Glaze
4. Best Duck Product – All Year Round – sponsored by Knights Construction
Gressingham Bistro Duck Confit
The Cornish Duck Co Cherry Smoked Terras Duck Breast
Asda Extra Special Duck Breast Steak 300g
Gressingham Bistro Duck a la Orange
5. Best Duck Product – seasonal – sponsored by ABN
Morrisons Whole Duck (Christmas)
M&S Easy Carve Duck with Pork, Plum and Sloe Gin Stuffing with Plum and Sloe Gin Glaze
Aldi Easy Carve Duck with Pork and Clementine Stuffing with Zest Maple and Clementine Glaze
6. Best Turkey Product – All Year Round – sponsored by Hybrid Turkeys
Morrisons Turkey Fajita Stir Fry Pack
Morrisons Sweet Chilli Turkey Burgers
Asda Butchers Selection Turkey and Caramelised Onion Turkey Sausages
Asda Salt and Pepper Turkey Burgers
Costco Turkey Breast Joint
7. Best Turkey Product – seasonal – sponsored by Ceva Animal Health
Copas Free Range Whole Turkey
“Cook” Stuffed Turkey Crown
Asda Extra Special Free Range & Corn-Fed British Bronze Turkey
Asda Extra Special Free Range, Dry Plucked, Game Hung British Bronze Turkey
Lidl Deluxe British Free-Range Bronze Turkey
Lidl Deluxe British Free-Range Bronze Turkey Crown with a British Pork, Apple and Sage Stuffing and a British Bacon Lattice
Morrisons Turkey Parcel with Pork Sage and Onion Stuffing
Morrisons Stuffed Crown with Streaky Bacon RIB
Aldi Specially Selected Roly Poly Bronze Turkey
M&S Free Range Norfolk Whole Bronze Turkey
8. Best Poultry Foodservice Product – sponsored by Poultry Health Services
M&B Toby Turkey Crowns
The UK Foodhall Ltd Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Fillet
Green Gourmet Ltd Red Tractor Raw Chicken Breast Fillet Portion 57g
Gressingham Hoisin Duck Wings with Hoisin Glaze
9. Poultry Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Clarke Group