Celebrate great British beef this week

Great British Beef Week 2013 is being celebrated all over the country this week, as fans of great British produce can attend a number of brilliant Host-a-Roast events. They are being held across the country to mark Great British Beef Week and to raise money for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)

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Ladies in Beef, an association of female beef farmers, have compiled a ‘Shopper’s Guide’ to aid consumers in knowing that what they are buying is British. The Red Tractor logo featuring the Union flag is an indicator of British beef, and a guarantee of traceability and independent inspection.

NFU beef group chairman Andy Foot spoke at a Host-a-Roast event in Dorset and highlighted his support of the week: ‘We produce some of the best beef in the world and our farmers are rightly proud of their product. Beef plays an essential role as part of a healthy balanced diet, provides a ready source of essential vitamins and minerals and most importantly it tastes great.’

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He went on to add that British consumers ‘are in a fortunate position that we can produce this great quality food on their doorstep.’

Charles Sercombe, the NFU livestock board chairman, also emphasised his support of the events agreeing that ‘Great British Beef Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and we would urge everyone to support the charity events taking place up and down the country, but most importantly, tuck into some great tasting British beef.’

You can find a full list of planned Great British Beef Week Host-a-Roast events on www.rabi.org.uk 

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