The Soil Association developed the world’s first organic standards in the 1960s. Our licensees must meet strict European laws about the production of organic food. They must also go further in key areas such as animal welfare, protecting human health, and safeguarding the environment. No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare than farms working to Soil Association organic standards.
Standards are the rules that define how an organic product must be grown, farmed or made.
The British Game Alliance promotes game across all sectors as the official marketing board for game meat. Running its ‘British Game’ assurance scheme for participating shoots, allows members to boast ‘best practice’ whilst accessing new markets and benefiting from the continual increase in the value of game. The British Game Alliance exists to promote game meat to the general public, championing its versatility, delicious tastes and superior health benefits. Through its ‘British Game’ assurance scheme, consumers can be confident of the provenance of their food.
The SALSA standard was written by experienced food safety experts to reflect both the legal requirements of producers and the enhanced expectations of ‘best practice’ of professional food buyers. Approval certification is only granted to suppliers who are able to demonstrate to a SALSA auditor that they are able to produce safe and legal food and are committed to continually meeting the requirements of the SALSA standard.
Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) is a status awarded by the European Commission that protects and promotes named regional food products that have a reputation or noted characteristics specific to that area. The PGI status of Welsh Lamb guarantees the authenticity and integrity of the brand. The benefits of the natural landscape are maximised with tried and tested traditional farming techniques to produce lamb high standard.