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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BMPA Conference 2019 discussion panel

Events / BMPA Conference delivers a blunt reality check on post-Brexit trade deals

10 Downing Street

Brexit / Politicians are too far removed from business reality

Shipping containers with UK and EU flags painted on

Brexit / Free Trade Agreements, Customs Unions and all that…

Brexit red tape

Trade / Brexit, what next for our relationship with the EU?

Ongoing debate surrounding the use of the words 'sausage' and 'burger' has been in the news recently. You can listen to what David Lindars, BMPA's Technical Operations Director had to say in a @JeremyVineOn5 interview (at 1:39) https://t.co/wyzB91uQ9K

In this month's @MeatManagement magazine BMPA's Peter Hardwick expores whether frictionless trade will be possible, post Brexit or just a pipe dream.

Asia is undoubtedly a growing market for meat, with consumer trends heading in the right direction - there are some good opportunities. But, in most export markets, it's the 'nearest neighbours' who tend to do most trade with each other.
https://t.co/4HP9xn2Asx