The hunt is on for New Zealand’s top banger

Judging bangers in the 2012 Devro New Zealand Sausage CompetitionButchers nationwide are putting their best bangers forward in the hopes of taking out the 2013 Supreme Award in the Devro New Zealand Sausage Competition.

In the twentieth year of the competition, sausage makers will be pulling out all the stops to take home the coveted title.

Kim Doran, from Retail Meat New Zealand, says this competition continues to get bigger and better.

“20 years is a significant milestone in any competition. A main objective when this competition began was to improve the standard of sausages available in New Zealand.

“We are very proud to say the quality available to customers today is equal to that in any country across the globe. Our sausage makers have really stepped up to the challenge and as such winning this title is a mark of highest prestige,” says Doran.

The judging will see over 450 sausages judged across 10 categories before the sausage with the highest mark for each category is judged in the finals to find the Supreme Award winner.

The 2012 Supreme Award was won by Island Bay Butchery in Wellington, with a Smoked Kielbasa.

The competition is proudly supported by Devro, Kerry Ingredients and Alto Packaging.

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