We are a not-for-profit company that is the UK’s biggest farm and food assurance scheme. We develop standards based on science, evidence, best practice and legislation that cover animal welfare, food safety, traceability and environmental protection. Around 50,000 British farmers are accredited to Red Tractor standards, which form the basis of buying and sourcing specifications for major supermarkets, household brands and restaurant chains, ultimately making life simpler for everyone.
By working with Red Tractor farmers, we know that they take pride in producing meat that has been produced in accordance with high animal welfare regulations whilst safeguarding against environmental impact.
The Red Tractor logo represents over 20 years of driving world leading British food standards. Since 2000, we have worked closely with animal welfare experts, vets, agronomists and the entire supply chain to ensure that whenever you buy a product with the Red Tractor logo, it is traceable, safe and farmed with care.
Our assurance covers the entire food supply chain and we work with over 350 independent inspectors to ensure the most robust assessments possible. These inspectors are all appropriately trained and sufficiently experienced – together, they conduct over 60,000 inspections a year.
The Red Tractor logo can only be used on food that has been produced, transported, stored and packed to the required standards as defined by our licensing rules. The standards in all farming sectors (such as chicken, dairy or vegetables) have been agreed by a panel of experts to ensure that our standards are as robust as possible.
Since our foundation in 2000, we’ve come a long way…