Labelling Pork – Defra Introduce New Code Of Practice

I was interested to read in the Farmers Guardian about Defra drawing up a new code of practice for labelling pork products. The new code of  practice will see retailers and processors clearly displaying the origin of the pork on the front of packets which will see an end to ambiguous labelling that has previously … Read more

Jamie Oliver Saves Our Bacon

I didn’t manage to catch Jamie Oliver’s Save Our Bacon programme last night but my husband said it was well presented and the whole process and argument was well put forward. We hope that this programme will help the sale of British pork products just like Jamie and Hugh’s programmes helped the chicken industry. I have just … Read more

Pork Brawn – Recipe

Last week I made pork brawn and was unsure of the results but I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised. Ingredients 1 pig’s head a couple of trotters – preferably back trotters as they have a little more meat on them. 1 bay leaf mixed herbs mixed spices 1 onion lemon juice Method … Read more

The Blue Pig Company

The Blue Pig Company is a family run business set up in 2004 by Andrew and Anthony Bradley. They breed and rear outdoor Gloucester Old Spot pigs on their farm in Settle to produce a range of traditional free range pork products. In the Summer of 2004, the brothers bought six Gloucester Old Spot piglets, followed … Read more

Pork & Apple Sausages From The Blue Pig Company

Preparation Cooked in roasting tin for 30 minutes in a hot aga with a little water in the bottom of the tin. Served with mashed potatoes, peas and onion gravy. Verdict No fat came out when cooked. The hint of apple flavour made the sausages tasty. Addition of apple to sausages provided a sweet flavour. … Read more