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Red Tractor Farm Assurance

Red Tractor is the UK’s largest farm and food standards scheme, covering animal welfare, food safety, traceability and environmental protection.

The Red Tractor logo applied to product packaging demonstrates to consumers food and drink that has been produced to high quality standards across the whole length of the food chain, driving confidence and trust.

Key Benefits

Benefits of Farm Assurance

Membership of farm Schemes inspected and certified by SAI Global represents high quality agricultural production, enabling businesses to meet retail requirements, secure new and existing markets, and protect their brand and reputation.

Four Key Principles of Red Tractor Standards

  • Animal Welfare
  • Environmental Protection
  • Food Safety
  • Traceability

Why SAI Global?

  • Most established farm assurance provider operating over 20 years
  • Certify and audit to a wide range of agricultural assurance schemes
  • Global network of highly experienced auditors

Driving Resilience & Confidence in Farming

‘Trust in the Red Tractor ‘.

Red Tractor standards are some of the most comprehensive, independently validated farm and food standards in the world, covering more types of food and drink than any other assurance scheme.  The Standards ensure that food has been produced safely for human consumption, is responsibly sourced and crops and animals well cared for.
Red Tractor Beef & Lamb

Red Tractor Beef and Lamb scheme provides both consumers and retailers with confidence about product quality attributes including food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection. The assessment covers areas such as animal health, veterinary medicines used, waste management, housing space allowance and vermin control.

Red Tractor Dairy

SAI Global is uniquely placed to provide end-to-end assurance for all farm enterprises, including dairy.

Membership to the RTFA Dairy Scheme demonstrates compliance with the standard throughout the process of farm milk production, from hygiene and food safety, through housing and facilities plant and equipment to herd health, animal welfare and stockmanship.

SAI Global has a team of experienced inspectors with specific expertise in the dairy industry. Their technical expertise also comes from SAI Global links with Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association, ensuring that the company is well placed to certify against the Standards

Red Tractor Poultry (Chicken, Turkey, Duck)

Red Tractor Poultry drives continuing improvements in food safety and animal welfare standards in chicken, turkey and duck production and covers the whole life of the bird up to the point of processing.

Red Tractor Fresh Produce

Red Tractor Fresh Produce includes protocols for an array of fresh produce crops including fruit, vegetables and salad crops. These protocols are publicly available and are used as a guide to safe food production for the agricultural industry within the United Kingdom and around the globe.

Red Tractor Livestock Transport

Red Tractor Livestock Transport focuses on ensuring the traceability of animals continues from the farm gate and that animal welfare is maintained during the journey and all vehicles are cleaned.

Red Tractor Auction Markets & Collection Centres

This Red Tractor scheme sets out Standards of best practice for livestock market and collection centre operators and is an integral link in the Assurance chain for livestock. The standard focuses on ensuring that the traceability of the animals continues and that animal welfare is maintained throughout the duration of the market or collection centre.

Red Tractor Safe Haven

The Red Tractor Safe Haven scheme comprises scientifically robust protocols that ensure best practice for seed growing. The Safe Haven scheme also provides additional protection against other harmful organisms like brown rot and soft rots caused by Dickeya species. The scheme ensures that all seed within the scheme is only grown from Safe Haven-sourced seed or disease-free nuclear stock and this helps protect against any pests and diseases not found in Britain which affect potatoes.

Red Tractor Cold Crush Oilseed

The Red Tractor Cold Crush Oilseed Standards are for the on-farm cold crush processing of oilseeds into meal, ensuring standards of feed safety that reflect the importance of feed ingredients within the food chain and the need to meet contractual and legal obligations.

Build a Robust, Resilient and Regenerative Future

Vertical farming offers the ultimate resilient farming approach. Unlike crops that are farmed outside, vertically farmed crops aren’t at the mercy of the elements, nor do they require pesticides, herbicides or fossil fueled farming machinery.