DEFRA recognises "Food Stars" for contributions to UK economy

By Daniel Woolfson

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DEFRA recognises "Food Stars" for contributions to UK economy

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The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has recognised 50 “Food Stars” it considers to have made worthwhile contributions to the UK’s economy.

Some of the names featured on DEFRA’s list include Bath Soft Cheese, Halen Mon Anglesey Salt, Hepworth & Company Brewers, Joe and Seph’s Popcorn, Ridgeview Wines, Westerham Brewery and Wold Top Brewery.

Environment secretary Elizabeth Truss said: “From chutney made from fruit and veg that would otherwise be thrown away, to chorizo made from British pigs in Yorkshire, our 50 Food Stars truly represent the best of British and demonstrate the creativity and determination in which this country takes pride.”

DEFRA’s Food Stars will receive a package of support from the Food and Drink Federation and Cranfield University over the next year including a tailored information service and access to events and development opportunities.

This comes as part of a wider drive to inspire entrepreneurial activity across the country as part of the government’s long-term economic plan.

Truss added: “Now is the time to take advantage of the opportunity to create some world-class products that will compete on an international level and create jobs and growth for the UK in the process.”

You can view the full list here: http://bit.ly/1FnWvpO

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