The BPEX hunt for the "Foodservice Pork Product of the Year" is now under way, with catering suppliers, manufacturers and chefs producing speciality pork cuts, dishes and products being urged to enter.
There are six categories to showcase the diverse range of quality assured pork cuts and products being served up across the sector: Fresh Pork Cut; Pork Ready Meal; Best Cold Eating Product; Pork Bakery Product; Best Cured Product and Best Innovative Pork Product.
BPEX food service trade manager Tony Goodger said: "When it comes to meals eaten out of the home, pork meat has the largest share of the market, accounting for over 1.75 million servings and increasing year on year*.
"Customers expect quality and what better way to show it than by not only using pork produced to rigorous standards as part of an assurance scheme, such as Red Tractor, but also being crowned Pork Product Champion."
The closing date for paper entries is Friday 15 February 2013.
For entry forms and terms and conditions visit http://porkforcaterers.bpex.org.uk/.
\Source: NPD Crest, year ending June 2012*
By Lisa Jenkins
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