British Poultry Awards 2018 shortlist announced

18/07/2018 - 09:42
The British Poultry Council yesterday (17 June) announced its shortlist for the 2018 British Poultry Awards – taking place 20 September at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel (London).

Battling it out for the nine winning titles, including ‘best duck product and ‘best poultry foodservice product,’ chicken, turkey and duck producers and retailers will go head-to-head to be named ‘Britain’s best poultry products.’

Chief executive Richard Griffiths commented: “Our awards event has again attracted an impressive number of high quality entries from across the industry.

“With over 60 top quality products on the shortlist, choosing the best of the best will be a tough call.”

The independent judging panel will taste each product this month, testing them against a set criteria of taste, appearance, quality, packaging and best use of the protein for the target market. They will then come up with the top three from each category, with the winners to be announced this September.

Judges include: chef consultant Lee Maycock; Sheila Eggleston, Cost Sector Catering food and drink editor; Nichola Palmer, Woman magazine; and Phil Clarke from Farmers Weekly.

Griffiths added: “These awards provide a unique platform for small and large poultry producers to gain recognition for all their hard work. This is our biggest and best event in the poultry industry calendar with over 200 representatives and VIPs from the industry attending on the night.”

The full shortlist is as below:

Best Chicken Product – All Year Round

  • Morrisons Market Street chicken breast and mango dhal
  • Morrisons Market Street Chinese chicken stir fry kit
  • Asda Hunters chicken Kiev
  • Asda Chicken Wings of the World
  • Aldi Ready To Cook Cajun chicken
  • Adlington slow grown free range chicken

Best Chicken – seasonal

  • Asda Butchers Selection chilli coriander and lime skinless chicken drumsticks
  • Aldi harissa chicken escalopes
  • Morrisons Market Street mango and lime mini chicken fillets
  • Costco 3 bird roast
  • Asda Simply Roast British chicken crown with festive fruit and pork stuffing

Best New Poultry Launch

  • Aldi Persian Style chicken koftas with yogurt, cucumber and mint dip
  • Asda Butchers Selection Caribbean chicken drumsticks and thigh 800g
  • Gressingham Bistro duck legs with orange and maple glaze
  • Morrisons Market Street Mediterranean chicken casserole 1.1kg
  • Co-op Katsu curry mini chicken fillets
  • M&S Easy Carve goose with pork, mulled pear stuffing, apple and sage glaze

Best Duck Product – All Year Round

  • Gressingham Bistro duck confit
  • The Cornish Duck Co cherry smoked terras duck breast
  • Asda Extra Special duck breast steak 300g
  • Gressingham Bistro duck a la orange

Best Duck Product – seasonal

  • Morrisons whole duck (Christmas)
  • M&S Easy Carve duck with pork, plum and sloe gin stuffing with plum and sloe gin glaze
  • Aldi Easy Carve duck with pork and clementine stuffing with zest maple and clementine glaze

Best Turkey Product – All Year Round

  • Morrisons turkey fajita stir fry pack
  • Morrisons sweet chilli turkey burgers
  • Asda Butchers Selection turkey and caramelised onion turkey sausages
  • Asda salt and pepper turkey burgers
  • Costco turkey breast joint

Best Turkey Product – seasonal  

  • Copas free range whole turkey “Cook” stuffed turkey crown
  • Asda Extra Special free-range & corn-fed british bronze turkey
  • Asda Extra Special free-range, dry plucked, game hung British bronze turkey
  • Lidl Deluxe British free-range bronze turkey
  • Lidl Deluxe British free-range bronze turkey crown with British pork, apple and sage stuffing and British bacon lattice
  • Morrisons turkey parcel with pork sage and onion stuffing
  • Morrisons stuffed crown with streaky bacon RIB
  • Aldi Specially Selected roly-poly bronze turkey
  • M&S free-range Norfolk whole bronze turkey

Best Poultry Foodservice Product

  • M&B Toby turkey crowns
  • The UK Foodhall fully cooked chicken breast fillet
  • Green Gourmet Red Tractor raw chicken breast fillet portion 57g
  • Gressingham hoisin duck wings with hoisin glaze

Poultry Retailer of the Year

  • Aldi
  • Asda
  • Morrisons

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