The annual Meat Management Industry Awards, have reassured participants about organisational intentions for the dinner and ceremony this year.

Judging was fully completed on time over a full week of activity at the Regional Food Academy within Harper Adams University back in March. Organisers report entry levels as ‘exceptionally high’ considering the prevailing circumstances with around 1,000 products evaluated by the judges.

Around 1,000 products were evaluated by the judges.

Publisher of Meat Management magazine which organises the Awards, Graham Yandell said: “ In addition to a fantastic range of products being entered, voting this year has also been really strong and that creates a positive outlook for the much anticipated ceremony in September.

“As we have arranged the dinner and ceremony to take place later than is usual on September 2nd, we have already had a number of enquiries about the product judging results, seeking clarification about what is happening and I can reassure participants that all the results have been collated and we will move forward with contacting everyone in due course. There is simply a longer period between judging and the ceremony this year than would normally be the case.”

Products were entered in ten categories and evaluated based on the exacting criteria used every year, with chief judge of the MM Awards and CEO of the Institute of Meat Keith Fisher stating: “As always, the Meat Management Awards set a benchmark for products entered, coming in from a myriad of businesses. These arrive from every corner of the meat industry.

“As is usual the standards are very high and competition is stiff, so the eventual winners really can feel that their products are top drawer and something to shout about.”

Graham Yandell, added: “With such high anticipation this year, it’s fitting that the biggest Awards event serving the UK meat industry is to get a face lift in 2020. The Meat Management Industry Awards ceremony and dinner is to move to the Vox, located within Resort World, adjacent to the NEC in Birmingham.

“The Awards are the top accolade that everyone wants to win in our particular food sector, and we are really delighted with the substantial level of participation. If all goes to plan, we are set for a great night on 2nd September with a first-class dinner and entertainment, so that everyone can celebrate in style.”

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