British Meat Processors Association
British Meat Processors Association

Our work

As the association at the heart of Britain’s meat industry we provide the most diverse forum for Government, consumers and companies throughout the food industry.

We enable key players to work together to raise and maintain the UK’s internationally renowned food safety standards.

We not only represent the interests of our members, but actively work with them to maintain Britain’s high standard and reputation for a quality and regulated meat industry. Our activities include:

  • Provision of up to the minute information and guidance on industry issues affecting our members
  • Representation to Government in the UK and Europe to help shape policy
  • Provision of specialist advice and assistance on technical, legislative and enforcement matters
  • Ownership and management of the key pigmeat product and manufacturing standards behind the widely recognised Red Tractor consumer logo.
  • Managing the Climate Change Levy Discount Scheme designed to encourage the meat industry to operate in a more environmentally friendly way

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Boxes ready for delivery

Trade / 07 Jan /

Sausages in plastic containers

Environment / 07 Jan /

Nick Allen and Tom Kirwan giving evidence at the EFRA Committee

24 Oct /

pencil erasing the UK's EU membership

Brexit / 10 Oct /

On first reading of the Ag Bill it's hard to see that the balance is correct; food production does not seem to have an equal priority.
As a policy it will fail if it delivers on the environment but then leaves the UK dependant on importing more food from other parts of the world

A cautionary article about the unintended consequences of our lifestyle choices. If we want to tackle climate change, we need to be armed with the facts first. We're presenting them at Rethink on 17 March. https://rethinkforums.org/

An example of how some journalists/activists work. Anna quotes George Monbiot as saying: 'It’s an idealised position. I know we won’t get things to change as far as that...I then make it easier for others to find the political space in which change can take place'. Common ground?