British Meat Processors Association
British Meat Processors Association

About the scheme

The BMPA Pork Scheme standard provides quality assurance to retailers and consumers about pig welfare, food safety, integrity, provenance and traceability of the products that members produce.

The Scheme is the standard that sits behind the widely recognised and trusted Red Tractor consumer logo for pork and pork products. And, for many of the UK’s top retailers and food service companies, our standard is the one they insist on from their pork products suppliers.

 

Membership of the BMPA Pork Scheme is so widely demanded because the requirements go over and above those of current legislation and set a higher benchmark for product quality and integrity. Buyers are confident in the knowledge that our Scheme members work to higher standards and have been audited by independent, UKAS and ISO accredited certification bodies.

Attaining assurance through the Scheme not only allows manufacturers to prove they operate to best practice standards, but often acts as a ticket into a much wider market for their products amongst the larger retailers and food service buyers. Members can also display the Red Tractor logos on their products by applying for a license with Assured Food Standards who own the logos.

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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.