Quality Assurance

Livestock & Meat Commission

The Northern Ireland Beef and Lamb Farm Quality Assurance Scheme (NIBL FQAS) is mutually recognised by Red Tractor, Quality Meat Scotland and Farm Assured Welsh Livestock.

Beef and lamb which is produced to the Standards of the Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assurance Scheme may carry either the Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assurance logo or the Red Tractor logo (provided certain conditions are met).

Beef and lamb products to which the logo is applied must be produced from an assured whole chain. In addition to farm assurance, animal feed suppliers, livestock markets and collection centres, livestock hauliers, abattoirs, cutting and packing plants must all be assured to the appropriate standards. Food businesses are also required to hold current and valid certification to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards for Food.