Co-operative has best banger

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The Co-operative has scooped the Best Sausage award at the annual SuperMeat & Fish Awards.

The prize was awarded to the retailer for its own-brand Truly Irresistible Gluten Free Sausages.

The SuperMeat & Fish Awards aim to reward excellence in supermarket retailing of meat and fish – at both store level and in manufacture.

The Co-operative’s Truly Irresistible Gluten Free Sausages are made from British Hampshire Breed Outdoor Reared Pork. According to the Co-operative, they have a high meat content, a hint of pepper and a meaty and succulent texture, while being completely gluten free.

The Co-operative was also awarded Best Sustainable Product for its Breaded Icelandic Line Caught Cod portions. The Co-operative Icelandic Line Caught Cod portions are responsibly sourced from a fishery that uses traditional methods which minimise environmental impact. The Co-operative introduced its Responsible Fish Sourcing Policy in 2008.

Lynne Forbes, category development manager for meat & fish at The Co-operative, said: “These awards demonstrate The Co-operative is continuing to make innovative and great tasting meat and fish products, while also striving to source responsibly and ethically. We’re very proud of our achievements and hope shoppers try our best banger on the barbie.”