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When dining out, Britains pick pork

0 817 Pork & Processing

In Britain, the popularity of pork is growing when people are eating out of the home, with bacon leading the way.

New figures from NPD Group/Crest show that pig meat, including pork, bacon, sausages and ham, was the most consumed red meat in the out-of-home market, with 68.7% of all red meat servings.

It also experienced the greatest increase in servings in 201,1 compared with a year ago. The figures show total pig meat servings increased by 8.1%.

In the main, this growth was driven by bacon, which saw servings up by 29.5% and sausages, by 21.3%. Ham has also moved up the charts, by 11.7% and pork saw an increase of 4.6%.

BPEX foodservice trade manager, Tony Goodger, said: “Quality assured bacon is a fantastic ingredient for all types of menus. It’s hugely versatile and delivers a punch of flavour to dishes."

Related website:
British Pig Executive

by Vincent ter Beek

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