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

Articles All articles

Computer screen with beef price falling

Industry / 29 Jul /

Couple dancing the tango

Trade / 22 Jul /

Container ship heading into port

Brexit / 09 Jul /

illustration of big fish eyeing small fish

Trade / 09 Jul /

Dr Michael Mosley's article makes for a good read and cuts through the mis-information surrounding the meat debate.

The scapegoating of meat is dangerous and will see us ignoring things like fossil fuel use and ultra-processed foods, things that are actually hurting our health and the planet - @fleroy1974

Listen to Prof. Leroy's thoughts on the scapegoating of meat 👇

https://t.co/sJnavSRT8S

Land in the UK is highly suited to livestock. Our established grasslands are the 2nd largest store of carbon in the UK – unlike livestock production abroad that relies on clearing existing forests. We won’t stop climate change by downsizing this kind of UK production.