Red Tractor consultation supports progress towards lifetime assurance for beef

Red Tractor consultation supports progress towards lifetime assurance for beef

Red Tractor has completed a careful review of the responses to its consultation which took place earlier this year. The feedback showed a consensus that the delivery of lifetime assurance for beef is an important objective to protect the integrity of the Red Tractor brand.

David Clarke, CEO of Red Tractor.

David Clarke, CEO of Red Tractor: “We will ensure that we have detailed dialogue with the key industry groups.”

The findings from the consultation identified continued concerns about the need for systems to check the assured status of animals through their lifetime. Feedback also highlighted that producers must, if they wish, be able to continue to handle non-assured stock alongside assured stock.

Red Tractor has identified that it needs to it communicates how it will ensure this development does not reduce the availability of assured stock as well as why some suggested methods of moving forward have not been pursued.

David Clarke, CEO of Red Tractor Assurance said: “Whilst we will progress the move to lifetime assured beef, the message we have heard loud and clear is that we must do so cautiously.”

“We will ensure that we have detailed dialogue with the key industry groups over the next few months to hear their views, seek their input and to keep them updated with developments.”

The summary of the report can be found here.

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