Moy Park wins big at Meat & Poultry Processing Awards
Published:  04 March, 2016

Moy Park scored a hat-trick of victories at this year’s Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

The poultry processor picked up the Product Developer of the Year, Retail Processor of the Year and the top prize of Processing Business of the Year. 

Rod Addy, editor of Meat Trades Journal, praised Moy Park for its victory. “The judges had their work cut out to sift out the cream of the crop and took their time, as they had a lot to chew on. In the end, Moy Park was an extremely worthy winner of the overall Processing Business of the Year trophy and was highlighted for several reasons, claiming the Product Developer of the Year and Retail Processor of the Year awards. 

“Its commitment to green goals, investment in people, formidable new product development programme and well-researched and innovative ideas all earned it special mention from the judging panel.”

Matt Harris, packaging innovation manager at Moy Park, said: “It’s a real testament to the entire team that we’ve won these three awards. We’re delighted to have won Product Developer of the Year. We won it last year and didn’t expect to win it two years in a row.

“We had high expectations for the Processor of the Year award given the scale of our operation, our focus on product quality and delivery.

“To win Processing Business of the Year is completely unexpected. It’s a team effort and winning this award is a major kudos for Moy Park. It’s a credit to all of the teams in the business.”

Taking place at the Radisson Blu in Manchester, other winners on the night included ABP UK which won Environmental Initiative of the Year; Cranswick which won Exporter of the Year; Bwdlyn Butchers which won Foodservice Processor of the Year and Nick Holmes from Kezie Foods who won Plant Manager of the Year.

Anthony Churchward of Savills of Glampton picked up the Young Processor of the Year prize while Woburn Country Foods won Small Processor of the Year. There was also a Judges Special Award for Karro Foods, recognizing the company’s recent work in the US and Asia.

Addy said the standard of entries was very high this year. ““These awards are designed to recognise and reward individuals and small and large meat processors alike for the highest standards of creativity, hard work and product quality in the industry. I want to commend the time and attention to detail involved in putting together all the entries, which truly serve as a testament to participants’ expertise and commitment to their roles. Everyone taking part should feel justly proud of their achievements, whether or not they were finalists or winners.”

The 2016 Meat & Poultry Processing Awards are kindly sponsored by Acoura, AHDB Beef & Lamb, Bizerba, Multivac, Reiser, Sealed Air and Systems Integration.