Set up by the British Meat Processors Association, the BMPA Pork Schemes are a suite of assurances aimed at providing quality assurance to retailers and consumers. With five separate assurances, the scheme sets standards for pig welfare, food safety, processing and traceability.
With requirements going beyond basic legislation, it is widely recognised by the UK’s top retailers and foodservice companies. The scheme also provides product-specific assurance on various pig meats.
What are the benefits?
The BMPA Pork Schemes cover the full production chain. This involves evaluating pig welfare, slaughter and biosecurity, in addition to processing standards for individual product types (i.e. bacon). Successful certification also guarantees provenance and traceability.
The full certification scheme includes five different modules, including:
- BMPA Pig Welfare and Slaughter
- BMPA Quality Assured Pork
- BMPA Quality Assured Bacon
- BMPA Quality Assured Ham and Cooked Pork
- BMPA Quality Assured Pork Sausage
Members of the BMPA Pork Scheme may apply for a license with AFS Red Tractor Farm Standards, gaining the right to display their logo on products. This is also supported by consumer marketing and media.
Wider market access
Qualification may allow you to access wider markets through AFS and other food standards bodies that expect BMPA accreditation.
Why choose us?
Experience & expertise
One of the UK’s first providers of farm assurances, Lloyd’s Register offers specialist support for pork producers. We offer tailored methods of assessing current compliance and comprehensive feedback on improvement areas. We also have longstanding relationship with partner food assurance scheme, Red Tractor Farm Standards.
Year-round technical support
Members of the BMPA Pork Scheme benefit from year-round technical guidance from our agriculture team, ensuring that your business remains accredited and operates towards the highest possible standards.
Efficiency & savings
Where possible, we will combine audits to save you time and money. BMPA Pork Schemes also offer group discount for businesses with multiple sites and offer significant savings for multi-year contracts. Through our partnership, we can also offer combined audits with BRC Food Safety V7 and Red Tractor Meat Processing.
Help LR to help others
The profits Lloyd’s Register generates go to the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charitable organisation supporting engineering-related research, education and public engagement around LR initiatives. Knowing our efforts contribute to such a cause reinforces our purpose: working together for a safer world.
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