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SFMTAssured British Meat

These standards cover criteria specific to the British meat industry. These standards are in addition to those required to comply with the general food manufacturing standards as instituted by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). A.P. Jess has the objective of independently assuring integrated and continuous food safety standards at all stages, across all products from gate to plate. Standards also include animal welfare and environmental issues that have a bearing on the wholesomeness and acceptability of a product.


Quality Meat ScotlandQuality Meat Scotland

QMS is the public body responsible for helping the Scottish red meat sector and its core function is to improve its efficiency and profitability, and maximise its contribution to Scotland's economy.


SFQCSFQC (Scottish Food Quality Certification)

SFQC provides independent customer-focussed assessment, certification and associated services to food and farming businesses throughout the UK.

SAMWSAMW (Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers)

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers represents the red meat industry views and interests of its member companies, working closely with partner organisations, Government Ministers and officials in Edinburgh, London and Brussels to promote the efficient operation of Scotland's meat sector and lobby for necessary improvements.


BRC Global StandardBRC Global Standards

The BRC Global Standards are widely used by suppliers and global retailers. They facilitate standardization of quality, safety, operational criteria and manufacturers' fulfillment of legal obligations. They also help provide protection to the consumer. A. P. Jess are BRC certified.


FABBLFABBL (Farm Assured British Beef and Lamb)

FABBL is a farm assurance scheme recognised by the assured British (ABM) standard. It was set up in 1992 to provide a nationwide farm assurance scheme to instill additional confidence in British livestock production standards. A number of UK plants operate this scheme.