Pork gaining popularity among diners

PORK IS becoming a more popular choice for people when they are eating out with the latest figures showing a 6% rise in consumption.

The figures prepared by the TNS Family Food Panel on behalf of the British Pig Executive (BPEX) show a substantial improvement across the board.

In particular, the number of times people chose pork chops when eating out was up 14% in 2004 compared with the previous year, and the number of times people chose sausage sandwiches was up by 24% over the same period.

BPEX foodservice marketing manager, Tony Goodger, said: “The findings highlighted/confirmed the versatility of pork, which lends itself to both meal and snack formats and is popular among young and old consumers alike.

“Caterers should also bear in mind that consumer demands and tastes change regularly and that they are increasingly willing to try new food concepts.

“The quality of pork served will often determine repeat customers, so caterers should always ensure their pork cuts are of good quality and from a reputable supplier.”

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