Businesses set to ‘meet the makers’

An enterprising businessman is set to launch a product at a south east Northumberland event that could transform the nation’s eating habits.

South African-born farmer Mike Botha, of KJM Foods, has chosen the trade fair event in Blyth, ‘Meet the Maker’, to showcase his revolutionary meat substitute and has established a new sausage roll made from the humble mushroom and meat.

By blending selected wild and cultivated oyster mushrooms that looks set to take the meat alternative market by storm, with prime sausage from the Northumberland Sausage Company, they are able to create a healthy traditional food.

And the sausage roll has been blended by Dokin Bakers in Ashington.

The mushrooms have a low energy level that is beneficial for weight reduction, have a low glucose level, more mannitol that is especially suitable for diabetics and have a low sodium concentrate that is also good for people who suffer from high blood pressure.

Samples will be served up to visitors at the Meet the Maker event at Blyth Sports Centre on February 26.

The event will bring together more than 130 local businesses n the Sports Hall, Blyth Sports Centre, Bolam Park, Blyth.

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