Post-Farm Assurance Schemes
Assuring food safety through every part of the food chain is a vital priority for the food industry and, more importantly, for its many millions of consumers. Red Tractor Assurance covers the entire supply chain from farm to pack and products need to be certified at every critical link of the chain.
Red Tractor Assurance has an important role to play ensuring that businesses which handle and/or process food products after they leave the farm of production continue to maintain the standards ensuring traceability of food; food safety and animal welfare where applicable.
Red Tractor Assurance operates a number of post-farm schemes which provide effective assurance to internationally recognised Standards and are a fundamental link in an integrated chain of assurance throughout the food chain from farmer to retail store. They have been developed over the years to address legislative requirements, scientific evidence, good practice in the industry and consumer concerns.
This area of the Red Tractor Assurance website provides information on the post-farm scheme relevant to each of the six sectors, including how they are managed, their standards and licensed certification bodies, how to join and links to industry checkers and services.
Click on the tabs above to visit the relevant post-farm Red Tractor Assurance Scheme for each sector.