A LOUTH family butchers has returned from another major competition with a clutch of awards.
Back in April, Meridian Meats of Eastgate in the town celebrated international success.
The business took the top three gold, silver and bronze awards at Eurobeef 2013 in Belgium – and followed up with the overall International Product of the Year mantle.
Now Meridian has collected honours for its locally reared rose veal products from judges at the London Smithfield Awards.
The national product evaluation showcase can only be contested by Q Guild butchers.
"I'm thrilled with the outcome this year because we won gold with our rose veal, watercress and ginger sausages," said Meridian owner Jim Sutcliffe.
"And our rose veal burgers and pie are all produced from veal that is reared exclusively for us just eight miles from the shop."
"It is a high-welfare, ethical product. which is very important to me as I come from a farming background."
Meridian also won silver for their pork, chocolate and chilli sausages, plus Lincolnshire chipolatas – and bronze for their turkey stuffing and cranberry cold-cutting pie.
The Smithfield Awards were presented by celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli at a ceremony at the Butchers' Hall in the capital.