Bishops Farm aims to produce top quality produce to meet the requirements of the retailers and their customers. In doing so the farm is audited by various accreditation schemes to ensure all produce is traceable and grown to the high standards of technical and environmental stewardship.
Tesco NURTURE is a standard required of producers supplying Tesco with fresh fruit, vegetable and salad products. It makes sure that best agricultural practices are applied in the production of the crops.
Certification depends on growers demonstrating that their produce is grown and handled in a manner which meets regulatory requirements, protects the environment, and meets the high expectation of Tesco customers.
The objective of the Assured Produce Scheme is to address the concerns and needs of consumers, retailers, processors and growers for safe food of good quality at affordable prices.
Producing crops in accordance with the standards allows growers to sell produce to any supermarket or processor. Membership no. 2846.
The Assured Combinable Crops Scheme is a wholly owned subsidiary of Assured Food Standards. Crops include wheat, barley and rye, oil seeds such as linseed and rapeseed, pulses such as peas and beans and most recently, sugar beet.
The phrase “Combinable Crops” refers to the harvesting method by combine harvester, which picks the crop from the ground and separates edible parts of the plant, the seeds or beans, from the rest. The scheme was set up in 1998 to address food safety concerns and the quality requirements of different buyers, especially millers and bakers. These crops are widely used in food and drinks, milling wheat for flour and malting barley for beer and whisky. Membership no. 30050.
Launched in 2003, Field-to-Fork is the defined standards and working practices covering the M&S supply chain for fruit, vegetables and salads. The Field to Fork Assessment is split into 12 sections covering all aspects of quality, hygiene and safety.
For the first time crops have been categorised based on the level of risk to consumers ensuring the most comprehensive surveillance is focused on the highest risk products. Categories range from 1 to 4. Category 1 products are defined as crops that are eaten raw and do not have a protective skin - category 4 products are crops that are always cooked by a consumer before eating e.g. potatoes, leeks and squashes.
The LEAF Marque scheme aims to give consumers confidence in the care farmers take to produce food and other products. It confirms that the product has been produced in an environmetally responsible way.
LEAF Marque farmers care for the future of the environment, our wildlife and our countryside. Membership no. 62811.
LINKING ENVIRONMENT AND FARMING - LEAF. Membership to LEAF provides you with practical guidance to improve your environmental and business performance and to take pride and profit from producing food while caring for the countryside.
LEAF's also explain to policymakers, food chain businesses and the public how farmers produce safe and nutritious food, look after the environment and contribute to thriving rural communities. Membership no. 1611.
Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a membership organisation for businesses committed to continuous improvement of the ethical performance of their supply chains.
Companies join Sedex in order to use the Sedex web-based system, participate in Sedex governance, participate in working groups, network and engage with other Sedex members and utilise Sedex value-added services.
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