The search is on for the best product made with Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork as part of the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2019.
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is supporting the “Scotch Brand Product of the Year” which aims to recognise businesses in Scotland which are retailing Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork in products of exceptional taste and quality.
The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards take place at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Thursday 23rd May. Attracting over 800 attendees and consisting of 20 categories, the awards celebrate the relentless pursuit of perfection from companies, teams and individuals who, through their creative efforts, are raising the bar and helping to build Scotland’s reputation as a Land of Food and Drink
Growing year-on-year, the awards offer an invaluable platform on which businesses can showcase their quality produce to the nation.
Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of QMS, said that the Scotch Brand Product of the Year Award offers an excellent opportunity to celebrate the innovation, enthusiasm and commitment of those retailing Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork products which are a cut above the rest.
“Last year North Lanarkshire business PR Duff (MacDuff 1980) were awarded Scotch Brand Product of the Year for their fantastic Native Breed Scotch Beef PGI. This year we look forward to being able to recognise another exceptional product from a business which retails Scotch brand products with pride and commitment.
“The award will be judged primarily on taste - something that Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork are renowned for - along with world-leading levels of traceability, assurance and welfare standards.”
For products to qualify for the Scotch Brand Product of the Year they must be made from Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork, be quality assured and, as part of this, have been sourced from cattle/lambs/pigs born, reared and processed in Scotland.
Products can range from roasts, steaks and products which have a 100% meat content to products which use Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork as ingredients. Products using Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Beef PGI and Specially Selected Pork as an ingredient must contain a minimum meat content of 25%.
More information about the awards is available here: http://excellenceawards.foodanddrink.scot/. Entries for the awards close on Friday 1st March.
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