Building consumer confidence and growing the market for Quality British Food
Assuring food safety through every part of the supply chain is a vital priority for the food industry and for its many millions of consumers. Couple this with the demand for traceability of food; a concern for minimised pesticide residues; and in livestock production, increasing consumer awareness of animal welfare issues; the need for meaningful farm assurance is self-evident.
Red Tractor Assurance sets effective, internationally recognised production standards that apply to various product sectors and to different links in the food supply chain. The standards cover food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection, and are now an essential prerequisite to supplying all major retailers in the UK as well as an increasing number of leading food service operators. Over 78,000 farmers and growers are now part of the Red Tractor Assurance chain, as well as leading food supply businesses across the UK.
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