National hunt for best bacon

A national hunt is on for the best rasher as part of Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week.

The week is taking place between 18 and 24 March next year and the best rasher will be announced at the Great Bacon Revolution Awards.

According to organisers, the awards are set to put premium cures “firmly” in the spotlight and the high profile competition is open to all retailers, butchers, chefs and manufacturers of quality assured bacon, including Red Tractor.

There are four categories of entry: Classic Dry Cure, Traditional Wet Cure, Smoked Cure and new for 2013, the ‘Revolutionary Rasher Award’.

Finalists will be invited to a prestigious awards lunch in London on 18 March, which will mark the launch of Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week with the celebrity ambassador for 2013.

Bpex butchery and product development manager Keith Fisher said: “Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week is a unique platform to educate consumers about different cures and drive wider understanding of the quality assured supply chains that help deliver great bacon to their plates. And what better way to do so than by showcasing and rewarding the very best varieties available today?”

Competition entry forms will be issued directly, but can be requested by emailing BaconEnquiries@bpex.ahdb.org.uk or are available to download now from porkforbutchers.bpex.org.uk/

The closing date for paper entries is 27th January 2013, after which samples will be judged by a panel of experts including the legendary Ladies in Pigs and leading food experts.

For more information and updates about Bacon Connoisseurs’ Week 2013, visit porkforbutchers.bpex.org.uk.

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