The National Pig Association (NPA) has said that it is seeking nominations from producer members for the NPA Allied Industry Member of the Year Award.

The companies must be NPA Allied Industry members, who are making a significant and positive contribution to the industry, the trade association for UK pig farmers said.

Members need to send nominations to the NPA by Thursday, July 25

A shortlist will be announced in Pig World, and online voting for the winner will then begin on the Pig World website.

Food Industry Awards

The NPA, alongside Aldi and Moy Park, won its category at this year’s Food Management Today (FMT) Food Industry Awards.

The NPA took home the Best Trade Organisation Award while Aldi was announced as the winner of the Food Retailer of the Year Award.

Moy Park was awarded the Food Manufacturer of the Year Award.

The FMT Food Industry Awards aim to promote innovation, excellent service and great products from different sectors of food production, manufacturing and retailing.

Celebrity chef and TV presenter Michel Roux Jr handed out awards to the winners at the ceremony.

The full list of 2024 FMT Food Industry Awards winners is as follows:

  • Best Trade Organisation Award: NPA;
  • Food Retailer of the Year Award: Aldi;
  • Food Manufacturer of the Year Award: Moy Park;
  • Best Ingredients Supplier Award: Prosur;
  • Best Machinery/Equipment Supplier Award: Interfood Technology;
  • Best Training Initiative Award: Bakkavor Apprenticeship Programme;
  • Best Free From Product Award: Asda minted lamb kebabs – by Dunbia;
  • Best Ready To Eat Product Award: Waitrose popcorn chicken with hickory BBQ sauce – by Pilgrim’s Europe;
  • Best New Product Development Award: Marks & Spencer Wagyu rump with mustard and bone marrow butter Award – by ABP Linden Foods;
  • Best Frozen Product Award: Gelato lusso rum raisin dairy ice cream – Suncream Dairies;
  • Best Bakery Product Award: Chef’s larder 18 mini Victoria sponge cakes – Booker;
  • Best Seafood Product Award: Aldi with the fishmonger ready to cook king prawns in a Thai green curry sauce;
  • Best Red Meat Product Award: M&S Collection slow cooked daube of beef – by Scotbeef;
  • Best Poultry Product Award: Chicken, leek and stilton pie – Owen Taylor & Sons;
  • Best Dairy Product Award: Chef’s larder premium Taw Valley mature cheddar – Booker;
  • Food Industry Champion Award: Chief executive of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), Karen Betts.