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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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 /

A good article that injects some balance into the debate and cautions against making changes that will have unintended consequences worse than the problem we're trying to fix

This week’s @BBC programme #MeatAThreatToOurPlanet failed to show the #sustainable production system we have in the UK. @TheAHDB have sent this open letter along with @HybuCigCymru and @qmscotland on behalf of the industry http://ow.ly/yI3h50xnDeH

If @BBCOne screened a negative documentary about a hospital or school elsewhere in the world, they'd take great pains to point out that it didn't represent the NHS or British schooling. Why was there no such clarity for #BritishBeef #farming? https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/27/british-farmers-furious-bbc-distorted-meat-documentary-11227976/ #FarmingCares