Red Tractor Assurance Livestock Market and Collection Centres Scheme (formerly ABM)
Red Tractor Assurance sets out to maintain, develop and promote integrated Assurance standards for the benefit of its members within the red meat industry. The aim is to provide consumers and retailers with confidence about product quality attributes including food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection.
The Red Tractor Assurance Scheme sets out standards of best practice for livestock market and collection centre operators and is an integral link in the Assurance chain for livestock (following on from the assured farm and assured transport). The standard focuses on ensuring that the traceability of the products continues and that animal welfare is maintained throughout the duration at the market or collection centre.
Previously know as Assured British Meat (ABM), the Red Tractor Assurance Livestock Market and Collection Centre Scheme was fully integrated into Assured Food Standards (AFS) on 1 January 2009.