Hannan Meats has won two gold medals at the industry’s most prestigious and influential World Steak Challenge in London. The awards consolidates the Northern Ireland company’s standing as among the world’s very best and most innovative steak producers.
Based at Moira in county Down, Hannan Meats gained golds for its Glenarm Shorthorn fillet and ribeye steaks from a distinguished international panel of expert judges.
Hannan Meats also collected two golds in last year’s awards for its steak that’s aged in the world’s biggest complex of Himalayan salt ageing chambers at its factory in Northern Ireland.
The company, founded and run by Peter Hannan, among the most respected figures in the international meat industry, has twice won the supreme champion title in the UK Great Taste Awards, the most recent being last year when it gained the top award for another Glenarm Shorthorn beef.
Hannan Meats was among entries from 17 countries in five continents and more than 100 meat products. Competition was intense. Each steak was put through a series of stringent tests by the exacting judging panel.
The World Steak Challenge is organised by William Reed Business Media (WRBM) – publisher of international news website GlobalMeatNews.com and UK trade publication Meat Trades Journal. WRBM also is behind a number of renowned global competitions, including the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the International Wine Challenge.
The idea behind the competition is to offer producers of steak from across the globe the chance to benchmark their products against their competitors, and to offer a platform for sales of top-quality steak to be increased both within domestic markets, but also overseas.
In addition to this, the challenge also aims promote steak to consumers and celebrate the joy and benefits of eating it as part of a healthy balanced diet.
The winners were announced at a VIP reception and BBQ at the Magic Roundabout in London