Meat Claims and Origin Labelling Scheme

The scheme is an independent verification of meat product claims so they can give customers confidence in product claims and demonstrate due diligence to relevant enforcement agencies. The scheme is based on the former Beef Labelling Scheme but has been extended to all species and covers the following claims*:

  • Origin (both EU member state labelling and local/regional claims)
  • Breed (pedigree and cross)
  • Method of production (e.g. ‘grass fed’, ‘grainfed’, ‘outdoor’)
  • Maturation (e.g. dry aged)

Note that the scheme is not intended to cover statutory or other certification schemes such as organic, protected food name (PDO/PGI) or Red Tractor.

Customer Benefits

Ambitious – we are a ‘can do’, innovative organisation, we aim high without overreaching ourselves
Reliable – we meet expectations, we keep promises, we maintain expertise
Engaged – loyal, service orientated and cooperative. We work closely with customers, trade bodies, authorities and specifiers

Audit frequency

All audits will be carried out at a 12 month frequency unless the number of non-conformities should necessitate a full re-audit within 28 days.

Assessment duration

This depends on the size and complexity of your company but typically 1 day. The verification audit can be combined with BRC Global Food Standard and or Red Tractor Meat Processing to reduce costs and time on site

Why Kiwa?

Kiwa Agri Food is fully accredited by UKAS, and approved by the BRC, to deliver auditing and certification to BRC standards. We have clients in the UK and throughout the world.
Availability - we answer the phone and respond to your email promptly: so give us a call using the contact details to the right (or drop us an email).
Experience - Kiwa Agri Food has over 20 years’ experience with the BRC, indeed we provide training to our clients on BRC schemes.
Expertise - Kiwa Agri Food always carries out the audit, reporting and certification using industry experienced, competent, friendly assessors.
Speed - Kiwa Agri Food is renowned for reacting quickly and carrying out audits at short notice.