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The Butcher With the $1.5 Million Taste Buds

By March 22, 2012

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There is this agricultural board in the U.K. called BPEX(British Pig Executive) and it "represents pig levy payers in England. BPEX is focused on enhancing the competitiveness, efficiency and profitability for English pig levy payers and driving demand for English pork and pig meat products in Britain and globally."

Yeah, I'm not sure I understand all that either.

I probably would have little interaction with BPEX as I live in Ohio and my "bangers" come from Ohio. Our state is typically in the top ten in pork production (Iowa beats us every year). But, there are a number of news reports talking about the butcher with the Board whose taste buds are so valuable to them that they have taken out a $1.5 million insurance policy on his taste buds. Yes, when it comes to business insurance you can insure anything of value.

According to the BPEX "who's who," Mr. Keith Fisher is the Butchery Development Manager. He is a master butcher with a lifetime of honed taste buds. In a newspaper interview, Tina Mulholland of BPEX stated, "As a grandmaster butcher and the resident baconologist and head judge for Bacon Connoisseurs' Week, Keith's vast experience makes him the ideal person to lead the judging panel of tasters. As part of his role as head judge he and the rest of the panellists had to taste over 200 different cuts and cures of premium bacon for this year's award. As such, it was imperative that we protect his prize assets for the campaign."

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