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East Yorkshire business highly commended in national food awards

East Yorkshire business highly commended in national food awards


The team at an East Yorkshire poultry business are celebrating after being highly commended in a prestigious food industry award.


Middleton-on-the-Wolds based poultry business Soanes Poultry won the award for its Free Range Chicken in the Best Poultry category in the annual Food Management Today awards.


The winners of the awards were announced last week at a celebratory luncheon at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington that was hosted by celebrity chef, John Torode.

The award is the latest in a string of awards for Soanes who were awarded gold stars at the Guild of Fine Foods 2018 Great Taste Awards for itsYorkshire chicken supreme, its chicken fillet and its Christmas Cockerel crown. 


Soanes Poultry's Sales Co-ordinator, Ben Lee is delighted that the industry has acknowledged the superior taste of its chicken: "It's great to win consumer awards, but to know that your industry peers also value your products is very rewarding.


"We are dedicated to the provenance of our product and animal welfare, so it is a real honour for the whole team to win this award."

The annual Food Management Today Industry Awards are a celebration of the creativity, innovation and excellence of the British food industry and are chosen by Food Management Today's readers together with a select judging panel for product evaluation.

The announcement comes on the back of the news that Soanes Poultry has reached the final ofthe REYTAs in the Remarkable Taste of East Yorkshire category.

Soanes Poultry is a family owned business that was established in 1947 and rears over 5 million chickens a year on its Yorkshire farms.



Photo:Ben Lee from Soanes Poultry Ben Lee from Soanes Poultry


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Notes to editors

1.      For more information aboutSoanes Poultry, please

2.      Keep up to date withSoanes Poultry's news on the business bloghere.

3.      Soanes Poultry supplies its chicken and other poultry to butchers and independent retailers in Yorkshire and to wholesalers nationwide.

4.      Soanes Poultry is accredited under the BritishRetail Consortium Food Safety Standard A Grade and the Red Tractor Farm Assurance Standard.

6.      For more information about the Food Management Today awards, please visit