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Assured Meat Processor Standard launched for independent abattoir and processing sectors

20 May 2016

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) is launching the Assured Meat Processing Standard (AMPS), which will become UKAS approved to EN45011. 

AMPS will cover beef, lamb, pork and poultry and AIMS will be working with all sectors in the supply chain to promote the new standard.

A number of meat businesses across the supply chain have already signed up to progress trial audits.

AHDB Beef and Lamb has approved AMPS for use in the Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme when product is Farm Assured, fully traceable using an assured chain and meets scheme criteria and AIMS looks forward to helping AHDB further to develop the QSM which focusses on both provenance and meat eating quality.

AIMS will also be approaching BMPA, who manage the pork QSM, with a view to AMPS being accepted up to the cutting and mince level of production in order to foster more activity between SMEs and larger companies in what is becoming an increasingly diverse market. Poultry also offers a significant opportunity to further assurance through the independent sector.

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