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Shortlist Announced for the 2019 British Poultry Awards

Entries for the British Poultry Awards 2019 have been sent in in their droves by retailers, foodservice operators and suppliers, and now the very best have been shortlisted for judging and the chance to win a coveted trophy.

Run by the British Poultry Council, the awards showcase innovation and excellence from the past year across the chicken, turkey and duck industries. Over 150 entries were received from multiples own label ranges as well as well-known brands and small independent producers.

There are 16 categories in total including Best Poultry Launch for skus new to market in the past 12 months, plus each protein has an individual award for All Year Round and Seasonal products. The highly contested Foodservice Operator of the Year and Retailer of the Year category will be awarded to the companies that are deemed to carry and promote the broadest and best range of British poultry. In addition to the product-based awards, there are four categories awarded to businesses within the poultry supply chain who play a crucial role in helping farmers and manufacturers deliver on technology, welfare and logistics.

A panel of judges, all with a food background, will get together in July to taste their way through the entries.  From chaat masala chicken chops, Katsu chicken kiev, smoked duck breast to peri peri turkey kebab, each product will be assessed against set criteria.

The judging panel comprises Sheila Eggleston, Food & Drink Editor, Cost Sector Catering; Lee Maycock, chef consultant; Nichola Palmer, food writer for Woman magazine; and Jake Davies, Editor, Poultry.Network.

“Richard Griffiths, Chief Executive, British Poultry Council said: “These awards continue to be the biggest event in the poultry calendar.  The huge number of entries is testament to the high standards in UK poultry in terms of innovative and quality.  The awards is well deserved recognition for the standard of excellence achieved by farmers, producers and manufacturers.”

The 3rd annual awards will return to London on the 19th September at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane where the winners will be announced in front of over 250 guests. Winners can maximise the endorsement by using a dedicated logo across advertising and POS campaigns for 12 months.

Shortlist in full:

Best Chicken Product – AYR (sponsored by Easichick)

  • Aldi Specially Selected Orkney Mature Cheddar Chicken Gratin
  • Aldi Katsu Chicken Kiev
  • Asda Butchers Selection Simple to Cook Chicken Breasts Nacho
  • Asda Breaded Boneless Chicken Platter
  • Morrisons Fajita Mini Fillets
  • Lidl Birchwood Farm Chinese Chicken Stir Fry Kit

Best Chicken Product -Seasonal (sponsored by Arden Wood Shavings)

  • Waitrose Chaat Masala Chicken Chops
  • Asda Basted Chicken Crown with Festive Fruit Stuffing and Orange Glaze
  • Asda Extra Special Free Range & Corn-Fed British Chicken with Pork, Sage & Onion stuffing
  • Asda Butcher’s Selection Piri Piri Sizzler
  • Morrisons Ghost Chilli Wings
  • Aldi Drum Kebab Ancho and Lime

Best Duck Product – AYR

  • The Cornish Duck Co Ltd Cherry Smoked Terras Duck Breast
  • M&S Duck Breasts with Plum Sauce
  • Gressingham Half Aromatic Crispy Duck
  • Asda Extra Special Duck Breast Portions with a Plum sauce

Best Duck Product – Seasonal

  • M&S British Duck Roulade with pork and plum stuffing
  • Asda Extra Special Duck With Caramelised Orange & Apricot Stuffing
  • Morrisons The Best Easy Carve Stuffed Duck

Best Turkey Product – AYR (sponsored by Hybrid Turkeys)

  • Marks and Spencer British Turkey Roulade Stuffed with Pork, Leek and Bacon Stuffing
  • Asda Butcher’s Selection Turkey & Caramelised Onion Sausages
  • Morrisons Peri Peri Kebab
  • Morrisons Fajita Stir Fry

Best Turkey Product – Seasonal (sponsored by Lubing UK)

  • Morrisons The Best British Free Range Marbury Red Oat-Fed Turkey
  • Aldi Specially Selected British Free Range Oat-Fed Roly Poly Turkey
  • Waitrose Turkey crown with pork, gingerbread and apricot stuffing and a sticky maple glaze
  • Morrisons Free Range Stuffed Turkey Crown with Pork Honey and Chestnut Stuffing
  • Lidl Deluxe Ultimate Heritage Breed Free Range Silver Slate Turkey
  • Lidl Large Broadland Free Range Bronze Turkey
  • Asda Extra Special Free Range, Corn Fed British Bronze Turkey
  • Asda Extra Special Turkey Parcel
  • Copas Whole Free Range Turkey
  • Morrisons Turkey Parcel
  • Morrisons Easy Carve Turkey Breast Joint

Best Poultry New Launch (sponsored by ABN)

  • Marks and Spencer: The Grill Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wings with a Creamy Blue Cheese Dip
  • Waitrose Buttermilk King Kebab
  • Morrisons Mango Tandoori Wings
  • Asda Butcher’s Selection Make Your Own Chicken Kebab
  • Asda Extra Special Chicken & Sundried Tomato Open Parcel
  • Morrisons Mango and Lime Turkey Steaks

Poultry Foodservice Product (sponsored by Diamond V)

  • Leon Gluten Free Nuggets
  • Brakes 2 Bird Roast with Pork, Apricot, Pear and Date Stuffing
  • M&B BBQ Glazed Chicken for Miller and Carter
  • M&B Roast Chicken with Bread Sauce and stuffing wrapped in bacon for Premium Country Pubs

Poultry Foodservice Operator of the Year (sponsored by Clarke Group)

  • M&B
  • Brakes

Poultry Retailer of the Year (sponsored by Elanco)

  • Morrisons
  • Asda
  • Lidl
  • Aldi

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