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WCB supports UK Sausage Week 2019

Published on: 20 October 2019

UK Sausage Week (UKSW) will return on Monday 28th October, starting off with a celebration lunch at the newly refurbished and reopened Butchers’ Hall, where the UK Supreme Sausage Champion will be revealed alongside a host of regional and category winners. 

The Worshipful Company of Butchers is one of 14 partners supporting UK Sausage Week, which runs annually to promote sales and awareness. 

With many butchers, supermarkets, foodservice and manufacturers across the UK involved, winners of the UKSW Competition often report significant increases in sausage sales and companies and retailers who innovate and get involved can maximise on the profile UKSW has. The week normally attracts significant national and local media interest and coverage.

The competition to find this year’s winners took place back in September at the Regional Food Academy test kitchens, located at Harper Adams University. The judging team, including experts from Ladies in Pigs (LIPS) evaluated over 500 different sausages and was headed up by Chief Judge and Liveryman, Keith Fisher. Keith said: “Entries this year from butchers, manufacturers’ and retailers, plus foodservice, were outstanding and there are some very worthy winners.”

All results will be announced and presented at the sell-out celebration lunch at Butchers’ Hall, London on 28th October which is hosted by the 2019 UKSW Ambassador, TV chef and food businesswoman Lesley Waters.

UK Sausage Week tastings at the WCB Court Lunch
Past Master, Graham Baker tasting the Supreme Champion at our Court Lunch during last year's UK Sausage Week.

Publisher of Meat Management magazine, which organises the annual UKSW, Liveryman Graham Yandell commented: “We are always delighted to hear about all the activities that will be going on around the UK over the coming days. 

“Choosing Butchers’ Hall as the venue for our UKSW celebration lunch was an important one, and we’re delighted to support it. Everyone is looking forward to a big week for the sausage industry. As always we expect UK Sausage Week to start off with a banger!”

Canapés of the UK Supreme Sausage will be served in the reception of the November Court Lunch at Butchers’ Hall on Friday 1st November, as part of UK Sausage Week. HRH The Princess Royal will be attending to officially open the Hall.

Useful links for trade

All the information about UK Sausage Week, including links to download the UKSW poster and logo can be found online.

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Want to know more about UKSW?

More information about UK Sausage Week can be obtained from Emma Cash or Nikki Wootton on 01908 613323.

UKSW website