On the hunt for the best bangers in the north

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BUTCHERS and farm shops in the area are encouraged to get the bacon at the upcoming BPEX roadshow.

It takes place at the Pavilions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground on Wednesday January 30.

A highlight is the hotly contested product evaluation event, where a team of expert judges will put locally-made sausages, pies, bacon and other pork products under intense scrutiny.

There are gold, silver and bronze awards up for grabs, plus the chance of earning the prized crown of Overall Champion for the North East.

Any independent retail butcher or farm shop making their own pork products in the North East is eligible to enter one or all of the 10 product categories which include sausages, pork pies or pasties, bacon and other pork products.

BPEX butchery and product development manager, Keith Fisher, said: “We’re delighted to embark on our ninth season of butcher roadshows. As well as rewarding butchers whose pork products stand out in terms of quality, excellence and innovation, it gives local businesses a chance to network and browse trade stands.”

Entry forms can be downloaded from http://porkforbutchers.bpex.org.uk.

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