British Meat Processors Association
British Meat Processors Association

How to join

We welcome any eligible business wishing to become certified and encourage you to talk to us to get advice and guidance on what’s involved.

Before you start, we would encourage you to read through the Scheme Rules and relevant module documents to understand the requirements and decide if membership is right for your business. If you have any questions, you can call our Technical Advisor to talk in more detail.

The application process

Pre-application

Once you’ve decided to go ahead, you’ll need to fill in the pre-assessment application form, which you can find here. The BMPA will check and then send your completed form to the independent, external Audit Service Provider.

Initial set-up

The Auditors will contact you within 5 working days to quote audit costs and schedule the first audit date with you. They may also ask for more information if necessary.

Initial audit

An initial audit will be carried out within 6 months of your application.

Additional reading

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Lorry on the motorway

Export / 18 Jun /

Neon cancelled sign

Exports / 18 Jun /

Meat plant workers

Workforce / 02 Jun /

Dept of Trade building London

Trade / 29 May /

The campaign to keep lower-standard meat out of Britain after Brexit is still going strong backed by @jamieoliver.
You can also listen to Nick Allen discuss the technical side of how our new trade deals might work and the new Agriculture Bill here: https://bit.ly/3f2IWVi

Mark Morris from The Staff Canteen chairs a discussion on how a UK/US trade deal could impact the food we buy. Nick Allen gives the meat industry perspective and discusses 'the elephant in the room' - the structure of UK agriculture.
https://bit.ly/3f2IWVi
@CanteenTweets @Chef1

Unite the Union says working conditions within the #meat sector have contributed to an increase in #COVID19 cases, but according to BMPA, these claims are misleading and, in some cases, false. @BMPA_INFO @unitetheunion https://bit.ly/3eR9EjL