Module 11: Meat Supply Chain Assurance
Publish Date: 01 August 2022
This voluntary module aims to reduce the audit burden on the meat sector.
The meat-processing industry has been under a higher level of public scrutiny following a series of fraudulent claims relating to meat products. Customers of meat-processing facilities have, as a consequence, requested increased transparency of meat supply chains with demonstrable systems of traceability back to the slaughterhouse and the verification of authenticity. This resulted in a significant increase in audits throughout the meat supply chain.
Module 11 was developed in response to requests from the meat supply chain and its customers and was initiated by the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) to reduce the audit burden on the meat sector.
Certification to this module in association with the BRCGS Global Standard Food Safety (Issue 9) is designed to:
- demonstrate good management of the meat supply chain
- provide confidence to customers
- reduce the need for multiple audits of the supply chain
- reduce costs and audit time for meat processors
- ensure a consistent quality to meat supply chain auditing.
Who should use this publication?
The module is voluntary but it is applicable to manufacturing facilities that use the following as a raw material in the production of meat or meat preparations:
- red meat, poultry and/or game
- further processed meat products
- offal of red meat and poultry.
It is a requirement that all suppliers undergoing a BRCGS audit to the Global Standard Food Safety have access to an official copy of the Standard. Companies must comply with all modules to achieve certification.
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