The food industry works to strict legislation to ensure safety to the consumer. Certification to an accredited food management system, such as BRC, SALSA, and STS, illustrates that a company operates to a certain standard.
There are a number of different food standards that are suitable for a range of different food and drink operators, depending on size and who they supply to. As such, many companies use standards to promote their business and to access new markets. In fact, many industry buyers insist that their suppliers are certified to their required standard.
The Food for Life Served Here is a widely respected scheme, recognised by the Department of Health, Department for Education, that is raising the standards of food quality, provenance and environmental sustainability in public and private sector catering.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organisation established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) champions the need for marine wildlife protection, sustainable fisheries and clean seas and beaches.
Red Tractor is the largest food assurance scheme in the UK. Ensuring that the food you buy is traceable, safe to eat and has been produced responsibly from farm to fork!
The Soil Association was formed in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all eat, farm and live healthily, and with the environment in balance.
To carry the Scottish red meat industry’s three premium brands Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork, livestock must have been born, reared and slaughtered in Scotland and spent their entire life on QMS Assured holdings.