Wednesday, 21 October 2015 16:54

Alpine Pork is New Zealand’s top sausage

Written by 
Countdown's Peter Kendrick with the award. Countdown's Peter Kendrick with the award.

An Alpine Pork sausage from Countdown has been announced New Zealand's top sausage at today's grand final of the Devro New Zealand Sausage Competition.

The sausage took out over 400 other entries to become the supreme award winner.

Held at Billfish Cafe in Auckland, a panel of culinary trained chefs, butchers and food writers judged the sausages on visual appeal, aroma, flavour, texture, shrinkage and composition.

Countdown's Peter Kendrick says he is elated with the win and is looking forward to creating more product for consumers to enjoy over the summer months.

"We are very proud. This is the greatest achievement, we are ecstatic. I think winning has come down to keeping up the high quality that Countdown customers expect. We are certainly very ready to get engaged with what winning this competition has to offer," he says.

Head judge, Kerry Tyack, says the quality of the sausages improves every year.

"This is a great way to start sausage season. It's great to see manufacturers putting more creative flair behind their product and there are certainly sausages in categories that improve year after year," he says.

This year marks the 22nd year of the iconic competition and coincides with National Sausage Day to be held on October 22nd.

The competition acknowledges the skill of New Zealand butchers and small goods manufacturers, while pointing New Zealander's in the right direction for the best sausages this summer.

The competition is supported by Devro New Zealand, Kerry Ingredients and Alto Packaging.

 

More like this

Lamb cracks $8/kg

Lamb prices have cracked the $8/kg mark for the second successive year and things could get even better.

Expect more disruption

Food and fibre is the most “activist disrupted” sector globally, second only to petroleum, says KPMG’s global head of agribusiness, Ian Proudfoot.

Cutting meat not the answer – MIA

Meat processors are debunking activists’ claims that the recent IPCC Report on Climate Change and Land has called for lower meat consumption to save the planet.

 
 

» The RNG Weather Report

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Quota watch

The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.

What a jerk

Your old mate notes that serial whinger Mike Joy continues to put the boot into the farming sector.

» Connect with Rural News