Top Pub Sausages From Cornwall
Redruth-based farm butchery Primrose Herd is celebrating after claiming one of the top awards in the BPEX Foodservice Sausage of the Year competition.
Its 'Traditional Pork Sausage' was one of fifteen chosen to battle it out in the competition's final, which took place at the prestigious Butchers Hall, London last week.
They were awarded third place in the Best Pub Pork Sausage category, and presented with a commemorative salver.
For farmers Sally and Bill Lugg, the recognition that comes from these awards means a lot. Sally said: "It is an incredibly tough time for pig farmers and these awards recognise not just our business, but the whole industry that works so very hard to keep pushing up standards.
"We keep a selection of rare breed pigs and make all of the sausages ourselves on site, although we do get a little input from a retired butcher, as well as friends and family just to make sure we're keeping up with the market.
"This has helped us to grow our product range over the years and we now supply a range of pork, bacon, sausage and our award-winning Cornish Hogs Pudding to many local pubs, hotels and restaurants."
The annual BPEX competition rewards excellence and innovation in sausages produced using Quality Assured pork for the catering industry.
The Red Tractor mark provides a guarantee that the pork has been produced to high animal welfare standards and is fully traceable back to the farm.
This year the competition drew over 200 entries from butchers, catering suppliers, manufacturers and chefs across the five categories; Traditional Pork Sausage, Speciality Pork Sausage, Best Pub Sausage, Best Innovative Sausage and Iconic British Banger