AHDB Beef & Lamb has added a new free-to-use resource to its website - the Meat Education Programme.
Developed by AHDB and written by Dick van Leeuwen, business development manager for AHDB Beef & Lamb, the programme aims to help both individuals and businesses to enhance their knowledge and understanding of beef and lamb and provide them with certification.
The series of theory and practical modules cover a range of subjects including understanding beef and lamb breeds, production and meat quality; identifying beef carcases for classification, quality, age and the sex of the animal; understanding and recognising different beef and lamb cuts; ideal cooking methods used for different muscles and three beef and lamb practical modules for learners to demonstrate their skills by cutting a carcase into primal cuts and producing retail and foodservice cuts.
The three practical beef and lamb modules will be assessed at the learner's place of work by highly experienced butchery professionals.
"Not only will the Meat Education Programme enhance industry knowledge but it will also make it more appealing to newcomers by providing easy access to training and development, with demonstrable accreditation.
"We cannot wait for people to try the programme out and would welcome the opportunity to talk to any business that would like to discuss trialling the programme as an in-house educational resource for staff."
The Meat Education Programme is targeted at the whole of the meat supply chain, including butchers and processors; chefs, foodservice sales and new product development staff; meat buyers and traders; meat counter staff and marketing professionals and press.
For more information visit www.qsmbeefandlamb.co.uk/mep