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Search on for Scotland’s Top “Scotch Brand” Product

11 January 2018

QMS - Quality Meat Scotland

SCOTLAND, UK - The search is on for the best product made with Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork as part of the Scotland Food & Drink 2018 Excellence Awards.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is supporting the "Scotch Brand Product of the Year" which aims to recognise businesses in Scotland which are retailing Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork in products of exceptional taste and quality.

The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) on 7 June 2018. Attracting over 800 attendees and consisting of 22 categories, the awards showcase the skill, innovation and enterprise of Scotland’s producers.

Growing year-on-year, the awards offer an invaluable platform on which businesses can showcase their quality produce to the nation.

Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of QMS, said that the Scotch Brand Product of the Year Award offers an excellent opportunity to celebrate the innovation, enthusiasm and commitment of those retailing Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork products which are a cut above the rest.

"Last year Aldi was awarded Scotch Brand Product of the Year for their fantastic Specially Selected Scotch 30 Day Matured Aberdeen Angus Sirloin Steak. This year we look forward to being able to recognise another exceptional product from a business which retails Scotch brand products with pride and commitment.

"The award will be judged primarily on taste - something that Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork are renowned for - along with world-leading levels of traceability, assurance and welfare standards."

For products to qualify for the Scotch Brand Product of the Year they must be made from Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork, be quality assured and, as part of his, have been sourced from cattle/lambs/pigs born, reared and processed in Scotland.

Products can range from roasts, steaks and products which have a 100 per cent meat content to products which use Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork as ingredients. Products using Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Beef PGI and Specially Selected Pork as an ingredient must contain a minimum meat content of 25 per cent.

More information about the awards is available by clicking here.



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