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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The Brexit trade tangle

Brexit / 22 Dec /

Are you ready for Brexit sign

Brexit / 16 Dec /

A millennial on a phone

Diet / 04 Dec /

Parked lorries stuck at the port

Trade / 03 Nov /

This @BBCSimonJack article exposes the major cracks that are quickly forming in the UK's outdated customs system.
Nick Allen and a BMPA member along with European importers explain how our trade in meat is about to get a whole lot worse.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55680315 @DefraGovUK

Well worth reading this thread. Also check out report tonight on 6 and 10 in BBC1 https://twitter.com/anandmenon1/status/1349752226412191744

Food industry lays out plainly the shortcomings of the new border system between GB and EU/Northern Ireland where something that previously took 3 hrs now takes 5 days in a system not fit for purpose.
https://bit.ly/3oKcPyL
@DefraGovUK