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."
• British Pig Executive