Meatsnacks Group is a Finalist for Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Award

Scotland Food and Drink Awards

Meatsnacks Group is celebrating after being announced as finalists for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards 2018.

Shortlisted in the Confectionery, Drink and Snacking Award category for the Speyside Smokehouse Salmon Jerky range.  The salmon jerky is high in Omega 3, high in protein and gluten free and made using Scottish farmed Atlantic Salmon fillets that have been marinated and slowly cooked and smoked over beech wood.  The salmon jerky is made in a former smoked salmon factory on the banks of the River Spey in the Scottish Highlands.

The product was developed in-house to ensure that the salmon fillets made a true jerky texture and taste.  With consumers looking to gain protein from natural sources and the increasing popularity of salmon, jerky is a convenient option to enjoy salmon on the go as it doesn’t need refrigerated and has a shelf life of 12 months.

Winners from all 26 categories will be announced in front of 800 guests at the prestigious awards ceremony and dinner on Thursday 7 June at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).

James Newitt, Managing Director, Meatsnacks Group comments, ‘We are delighted to have our Speyside Smokehouse salmon jerky shortlisted in the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence awards.  It is great recognition for our team, from product development to production for all their hard work and dedication. The product is going from strength to strength with new export markets opened up from Hong Kong to Canada.’Speyside smokehouse Salmon jerky

James Withers, Chief Executive of Scotland Food & Drink, said

“This year we’ve had such a diverse range of businesses entering the awards and a record-breaking number of entries, which really is fantastic to see. This year there were some really competitively fought categories and our panel of expert judges have had the hard task creating a shortlist from over 270 entries.

“It’s set to be a great event and I am delighted to see some fantastic businesses, products and people as finalists. Congratulations and good luck to all those shortlisted.”

The awards received a record 273 entries. New for this year was the introduction of an Innovation category, as well as an increase in the age limit for the Young Talent to ages 26 and under, to coincide and celebrate the Scottish Government’s Year of Young People 2018.

Organised by Scotland Food & Drink and in partnership with The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) and headline sponsor Asda.

Find out more about our Salmon Jerky and where to buy it here.

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