British Poultry Awards replaces British Turkey Awards after 20 years

04/07/2017 - 08:43
After a 20-year run, the British Turkey Awards has this year been replaced by the British Poultry Awards, which will see chicken, turkey and duck producers go head-to-head for the first time ever.

Taking place in September, the awards set out to find Britain’s best poultry products and each of the nine product-based categories includes entries from small, independent producers and huge conglomerates alike.

The top 60 shortlisted products will be assessed by an independent panel of judges, including Lucy Jessop – Seven publishers, Sheila Eggleston - food & drink editor, Cost Sector Catering, Lee Maycock – Craft Guild of Chefs and Jake Davies – Poultry World. Rated against a set criteria of taste, appearance, quality, packaging and best use of protein for the target market, judges will then decide on the top three products from each of the nine categories.

With all winners taking home a dedicated logo to use on their advertising and point of sale campaigns and the much-coveted ‘Poultry Retailer of the Year’ winner carrying the endorsement on its range of everyday fresh poultry cuts for 12 months, chief executive of the British Poultry Council, Richard Griffiths says: "These awards provide a unique platform for small and large poultry producers to gain recognition for all their hard work.

‘We fully expect this to be the biggest and best event in the poultry industry calendar."

The full list of shortlisted products is as follows:

1. Best Ready to Eat Product

  • Asda Extra Special Roast Chicken Breast with Stuffing
  • Aldi British Fajita Pulled Chicken                                                                                                                  
  • Morrison’s The Best Butter Roasted British Turkey Breast                                                                            
  • Iceland Roast Turkey

2. Best Fresh Turkey Product

  • Asda Turkey Meatballs 400g                                                                                                                       
  • Asda Butchers Selection Turkey Burgers with Chilli 454g                                                                              
  • Asda Butchers Selection Turkey Rashers Unsmoked 350g                                                                                 
  • M&S 4 British Turkey Paupiettes with Caramelised Red Onion Stuffing

3. Best fresh Speciality Poultry Product

  • Morrison’s Best Free Range Bronze Turkey
  • Morrison’s The Best British Free Range Corn Fed Chicken                          
  • Morrison’s M Organic Free Range Whole Chicken                                                                                                
  • Asda Extra Special Corn Fed Chicken                                                                                                                    
  • Asda Extra Special Bronze Turkey Medium                                                                                                            
  • Lidl Fen Farm Norfolk Hand Plucked and Game Hung Free Range Bronze Turkey 4-6kg                        
  • Aldi Specially Selected Roly Poly Free Range Turkey                                                                                                
  • Lidl Deluxe Free Range British Whole Chicken

4. Best Fresh Duck Product

  • Asda Extra Special Whole Duck 2.2kg                                                                                                   
  • Gressingham Duck Breast with Cherry and Hoisin Sauce 350g                                                             
  • Gressingham Duck Steaks 180g                                                                                                                 
  • Whole Roast in the Bag Gressingham Duck 1.25kg

5. Best Fresh Chicken Product

  • Costco Screaming BBQ Wings                                                                                                                  
  • Morrison’s Chicken with Chorizo and a Creamy Tomato Sauce                                                            
  • Morrisons Green Thai Style Diced Chicken Breast 1.5kg                                                                             
  • Asda Butchers Selection Roast in the Bag Beer BBQ Chicken 1.5kg                                                             
  • Asda Butchers Selection Chicken Tikka Kebabs 340g                                                                           
  • Ashfield Farm Ready to Cook Hunters Chicken                                                                                            
  • Rhug Estate Organic Whole Chicken                                                                                                              
  • Adlington Large Augustis Chicken

6. Best Fresh Seasonal Product – Summer Eating

  • Morrison’s Chicken with Chilli Cheese and Nacho Crumb                                                                      
  • Morrison’s Salt and Pepper Chicken Burgers                                                                                               
  • Morrison’s Honey Chinese Chicken Wings                                                                                                      
  • Asda Butchers Selection Smoky Chorizo Chicken Kebabs 340g                                                               
  • Morrison’s Indian Spiced Kebabs                                                                                                                        
  • M&S Mango and Coconut Chicken Flatties

7. Best Fresh Whole Turkey – Christmas

  • Asda Extra Special Free Ranged & Corn-Fed British Bronze Whole Turkey                                           
  • Asda Extra Special Free Ranged Corn-Fed Traditionally Aged & Dry Plucked British Bronze Turkey with Pork and Clementine Stuffing                                                                                                                      
  • Aldi Specially Selected Roly Poly Free Range Turkey                                                                                    
  • Copas Free Range Organic Bronze Game Hung Turkey                                                                                   
  • Costco Standard White Turkey                                                                                                                                
  • Rhug Estate Organic Free Range Dee Valley Bronze Turkey

8. Best Fresh Seasonal Product – Christmas

  • Costco 3 Bird Roast                                                                             
  • Asda Extra Special Spatchcock Duck 1671g                                                                                               
  • Asda Butchers Selection Turkey Crown Roast in Bag Stuffed 1750g                                                         
  • Asda Butchers Selection Ready to Cook Turkey Lattice 450g                                                                  
  • Asda Butchers Selection Ready to Cook Three Bird Roast                                                                          
  • Asda Butchers Selection Ready to Cook Turkey Crown with Orange 1053g                                                 
  • Asda Butchers Selection Super Roaster Roast in a Bag Chicken 2.4kg                                                                
  • Lidl Fen Farm Norfolk Hand Plucked and Game Hung Free Range Bronze Turkey 4-6kg                            
  • Aldi Specially Selected British Easy Carve Duck with Pork Apple and Calvados Stuffing                  
  • Morrison’s The Best British Roast in the bag stuffed Free Range Bronze Turkey Crown with a Pork and Honey-Glazed Chestnut Stuffing, Dressed with an oak smoked bacon                            
  • Gressingham Organic Free Range Turkey                                                                                               
  • Gressingham Easy Carve Duck with Pork, Oranges and Apricot

9. Foodservice Poultry Product

  • Traditional Norfolk Poultry – Free Range Corn Fed Norfolk Black Chicken                                        
  • Faccenda – Fresh British Turkey Crown                                                                                                                  
  • The UK Foodhall – Cooked Chicken Breast Fillet                                                                                                    
  • The UK Foodhall Ready to Roast British Chicken Breast                                                                                    
  • The UK Foodhall Ready to Roast British Turkey Breast                                                                            
  • Faccenda Rotisserie - Chicken                                                                                                                                 
  • Faccenda -  Spit Roast Duck

10. Foodservice Operator of the year

  • M & B The UK Foodhall

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