Top Marks in Food Hygiene Rating
Both shops have acheived an impressive 5 out of 5 in their latest hygiene inspections
Cheshire West and Cheshire have recently adopted the Food Standards Agencies nationwide Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. This initiative is designed to help consumers choose where to shop for food. At the annual inspection the food safety officer assess how well we are meeting the law on food hygiene in three areas, - handling of food, condition of structure and documentation, and we are marked accordingly. We are very proud to say that we achieved the top rating of 5 in both of our shops,
Star meets a star
11th November 2011
Receiving yet another award we are not sure who was more star struck, Darren meeting Ainsley or Ainsley meeting burger boy Bryan!
These lucky boys got to spend a whole day with Bryan our expert burger and sausage technician! The occasion was the Q Guilds annual awards held at the Butchers Hall in London, where Littlers picked up 3 golds and 3 silvers, and as it was our first time of entering we were delighted. We received gold for our Cracked Black Pepper sausage, Lamb and Leek sausage and top marks for our beefburger. The Cumberland and plain pork received a silver award, as did the famous sausage with no name. Watch this space as Bryan and Darren picked up lots of tips and I think a new sausage might be in the making!
Gold Full House
11th November 2011
Theres no holding back sausage supremo Darren Shepherd, 4 more golds
Once again Littlers Butchers have triumphed at the North West of England’s BPEX sausage competition, gaining four golds. The four sausages entered were traditional pork, prime pork, cracked black pepper and cumberland style sausage (thank you E.U). Whilst delighted with a clean gold sweep we missed out on ‘Champion sausage’ with our Prime pork by only 1/2 a mark, we obtained 99 points from 100 and the overall champion just did a fraction better. On a positive it means himself will keep trying to improve the recipe as only perfection will do, not sure my nerves can stand another year though!
Back to school
As you may have seen in the Northwich Guardian, we have started an initiative in the local schools.
The idea is to encourage young children to eat more healthily and avoid processed meats. We first visited Cuddington Primary and made burgers with the children, teaching them where the meat had come from and the importance of using well-sourced, good quality meat. The visit, this time to make sausages, was a great success and the children could all rival Darren on his sausage linking! We are hoping to visit high schools too, so keep an eye out for any pictures of our visits that we put up on the site.