Triple Award For Packington Free Range

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Packington Free Range wins a coveted “Special Award for Commitment to
Continued Improvement” at the Good Food Awards, organised by Taste of

Staffordshire UK, October 25, 2011 -- Packington Free Range is
celebrating yet another award after winning a coveted “Special Award for
Commitment to Continued Improvement” at the 2011 Good Food Awards,
organised by Taste of Staffordshire.

Packington Free Range ( owners and
brothers Rob and Alec Mercer collected the surprise award at the ceremony
held at the Staffordshire County Showground. The awards recognise
quality, excellence and the use of local produce in the county’s food and
drink industry.

“Winning a special award like this was fantastic. We had just wanted to
be part of the audience so it was a real surprise when we heard our names
called. To get recognised by others for what you do is just brilliant
and confirms that we are on the right tracks, so genuinely we are really
pleased and very proud to have this award,says Alec Mercer.

Previously, the brothers collected two plaudits from the 2011 Good Farm
Animal Welfare Awards in recognition of their free range farming
techniques, which put the welfare of the animal at the forefront of their
farming techniques.

The pig farming (
poultry/free-range-pork/) side of the business also holds an RSPCA
Freedom Foods (
poultry/free-range-animal-welfare/) approval and their father Roger
Mercer has been awarded a much revered Fellowship of Royal Agricultural
Societies FRAgs, in recognition of the contribution he has made to the
agricultural industry.

Packington Free Range, based in Barton Under Needwood in Staffordshire
has been a thriving business for over 80 years and is now jointly run by
Rob and Alec Mercer, the fourth generation of its founding family.

Rob Mercer continued: “As well as our farming ethics, we think that our
customer service is paramount. At Packington, we undertake the whole
process, from rearing the animals from day one, through to delivering the
final product to our butchers and farm shops. The same team that do all
of this is available to speak to at any time, and we think this is
incredibly important.”

Customers can buy Packington Free Range pork and poultry
( from butchers and
farm shops nationwide. Local stockists are listed on Packington Free
Range’s new website, which has been rebranded with the rest of the
operation including online shop and a nationwide PR campaign.

About Packington Free Range:
Packington Free Range, based in Staffordshire, is a farm with a
traditional family heritage spanning four generations. As well as a
commitment to pork and poultry of the highest quality, Packington’s
award-winning animal welfare ethos is supported and accredited by the
RSPCA. Packington Free Range’s pork and poultry are Free Range in the
truest sense of the word, with a firm belief that happy, healthy animals
will produce the best meat.

Carrie Eames
Cream Communications
1 Howard Street

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