Combining UK Sausage Week and the end of half term, catering butchers Owen Taylor & Sons have welcomed students from David Nieper Academy to show them how sausages are made on an industrial scale.

To celebrate the Great British banger and UK Sausage Week, which kicks off on Monday 30th October, the students had the opportunity to witness the secret to making award-winning sausage, as well as having a taste test of different sausage flavours.

They looked at the various processes from selecting farm assured Derbyshire pork with the right fat balance for flavour, through to the mincing and mixing with the seasoning before producing the sausage using a huge industrial filler.

In addition, they examined the additional aspects of food safety and the importance of traceability and correct labelling.

Following their visit, their accompanying teacher Mrs Adani, commented: “On the following lesson, when the pupils return to school, they will be looking at how to produce nutritional information onto a label from given ingredients.

“By coming to a real company and seeing how and why it works in practice really helps emphasise the lesson content and bring it to life”.

The visit ended with a taste session of a variety of sausages.

Their favourite sausage was the pork best but their teacher preferred the flagship country special that has a herby flavour.

Owen Taylor’s operations manager Carl Evans, added: “The David Nieper Academy is first Derbyshire school to be backed by local employers.

“This visit to Owen Taylor followed the successful apprentice style workshop that saw different students competing to design a new burger.”

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