Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) Processor Assurance Scheme

Membership details for the Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) Processor Assurance Scheme

The QMS Processor Assurance Scheme assures Scotch beef, Scotch lamb and Specially Selected pork.

Having your processed meat assured to QMS standards has a number of benefits.

Benefits can include:

  • Provides customers with quality assurances
  • QMS media and marketing campaigns raise the profile of assured meat
  • Year round technical guidance from the Acoura team
  • Where possible Acoura will try to combine audits

Companies assessed to the standard must ensure that their meat has been processed in a safe and hygienic manner under the leading quality management systems. Each carcase must be carefully checked at all stages of processing to ensure that blemishes and flaws do not detract from its quality and that the end product is of a sufficiently high standard to be labelled under the Scotch brand.

Processors are regularly assessed to ensure they strictly adhere to the scheme standards which are monitored independently by Acoura.

Contact Acoura Certification for more details about joining the scheme.


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