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

pencil erasing the UK's EU membership

Brexit / 10 Oct /

map of Ireland

Brexit / 24 Sep /

eggs in a box

Trade / 24 Sep /

Beef cattle

Food / 03 Sep /

New Zealand livestock farmers are being asked to reduce methane emissions based on an international report despite the report's authors saying it should not be used on an individual country basis.

We must differentiate between different farming systems.

https://bit.ly/33ItyIk

A potted primer on the 'Global Warming Potential' of different greenhouse gasses including methane from cows.

Turns out they're not all the same, and we must be careful we're using the right calculations when comparing the environmental impacts of cows vs cars, for example.

New consumer trends report cites interesting Nielsen figures showing that 'US sales of meat with health or environmental claims are growing rapidly, led by “organic” up 13.1%
and “grass-fed” up 12.2%'https://bit.ly/2PRg8pc

Good news for the UK's high-standards, grass fed meat!