Linden Foods has scooped a top award at the prestigious Meat Management Awards held in the Hilton Birmingham.  The Dungannon-based meat processor picked up the ‘Best Beef Product’ award for its M&S Dry Aged Fillet steak.

Beating off stiff competition on the night, the awarding-winning M&S red meat product from Linden Foods/Kettyle Irish Foods was hailed ‘Best Beef Product’ on account of its tenderness and delicious flavour. Linden also achieved a ‘Highly Commended’ for both their M&S Dry Aged Sirloin and their M&S Dry Aged Ribeye.

Judged by a panel of industry experts, the Meat Management Awards recognise the very best quality and highest taste and is a celebration of the creativity, innovation and excellence of the UK’s meat industry.

Speaking of their recent award success, Gerry Maguire – Linden Foods Managing Director said, “We are delighted that our Marks & Spencer Dry Aged Fillet Steak was crowned overall ‘Best Beef Product’ at the prestigious award ceremony.  It is testament to the producers in our supply chain. We have the arguably the best farmers in the British Isles, which results in top quality award-winning beef. We are thrilled also to have won two ‘Highly Commended’ awards for our M&S Dry Aged Sirloin and Ribeye steaks.”

Gerry continued, “The judges were extremely impressed with the flavour and succulence of the M&S Dry Aged steaks”.

Katharine Haenelt, Head of Trading-Meat, Fish, Poultry, Dairy and Deli at M&S remarked, “To have won the ‘Best Beef Product’ category with our M&S Dry Aged Fillet Steak is a glowing endorsement of the fantastic partnership between Marks & Spencer and Linden Foods. Together we have created a truly delicious range of Dry Aged steak products for our customers. The success was backed up by two separate ‘Highly Commended’ award for our M&S Dry Aged Sirloin and Ribeye steaks within the same best beef category. So, we feel we are producing excellent quality products packed with sumptuous flavours.”