If there was any doubt that The Black Farmer is the best tasting branded sausage out there – not any longer! The brand's ever-popular gluten free Premium Pork sausages have scooped a top award in this year's UK Sausage Week competition, beating all comers to take the 'Best Manufacturer Own Brand – Traditional Category'.

“This is a huge accolade for The Black Farmer and the perfect start to UK Sausage Week,” says founder Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, aka The Black Farmer. “It's over 12 years since I launched my Premium Pork sausages and it's fantastic to know that they are still hitting the top spot when it comes to taste and quality.”

The Black Farmer is a brand that supports British farming and the use of higher welfare RSPCA Assured British Pork and boasts 90% pork content.

Over 400 different sausages arrived at The Regional Food Academy at Harper Adams University for two days of judging in the run up to UK Sausage Week. The sausages were assessed in their raw state and cooked by professional home economists, according to the maker's instructions. They were then judged by some of the UK's most experienced experts, including Ladies in Pigs, all under the watchful eye of head judge and UK Sausage Week's supremo 'Sausageologist' Keith Fisher.

And that's not all, the brand's super tasty Pulled Pork flavour sausages were Highly Commended in the Innovative Category.

UK Sausage Week runs from 30 October – 5 November encompassing two of the top sausage eating occasions – Halloween and Bonfire Night.

The Black Farmer gluten free sausages are available in major retailers in the UK – Sainsbury's, Co-Op, Tesco, Morrison's, Waitrose, Nisa, Budgens and online from Ocado and Amazon.