Gwent firms' pork sets gold standard at top awards

First published in Business News South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

TWO Gwent food producers picked up a host of awards at a national catering competition.

Trealy Farm Charcuterie, of Monmouth, collected six gold awards at the BPEX Foodservice Pork Product of the Year competition.

The competition recognises quality pork products and dishes.

Three of the products entered by the producers were also selected by judges as category finalists and appeared at a special awards lunch at Butchers Hall in London.

Trealy Farm Charcuterie owner James Swift collected six gold awards, including Best Innovative Pork Product for his fennel salami.

He also took two products to the final, gaining second place for each.

He said: “Food service is a growing part of our businesses, so to get recognition in this national competition is fantastic – particularly as it is the first time we’ve entered.”

Bar and Restaurant Foods, Newport, took a gold award and third place in the final in the Ready Meal category for its BBQ pork loin ribs.

Nicola Mills, of Bar and Restaurant Foods, said: “This is a fantastic result.

“Getting a gold award and reaching the final in these awards is something we’re very proud of.”

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