BSE. Salmonella. Foot and Mouth. The confidence we feel in British food and drink today is a far cry from the crisis facing our farmers 20 years ago. That’s why industry leaders and farmers came together to create Red Tractor. A not-for-profit company providing stability and consistency through a single set of assured standards.
Today we are the champions of British food, farming and consumer safety, linking farming, food production, processing and packing. 46,000 British farmers and major supermarkets work to our world leading standards, making life simpler for everyone.
When shoppers check for price and freshness, the Red Tractor logo lets them know that their food and drink is traceable, safe and farmed with care. Our inspectors have checked every other step along the food journey for them from farm to pack.
As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, British has become a shorthand for quality food. But we never take that confidence for granted.
Inspections are only carried out by independent companies to ensure they are completely impartial. Our team of expert assessors safeguard our standards from farm to pack.
It’s not just the major supermarkets and some of the UK’s leading restaurant chains that use Red Tractor standards as part of their food sourcing and supplier specifications. You can also find the Red Tractor logo on brands you love like Weetabix, Cathedral City and Silver spoon Sugar.
We employ independent companies to undertake Red Tractor inspections, to ensure that they are outside of industry influence and impartial. Our team of assessors perform more than 60,000 checks a year across the supply chain to safeguard how animals are tended to, how fresh produce is grown and how our standards are being followed from field to basket for food and drinks that carry our logo in stores and restaurants.
All of the major supermarkets use Red Tractor standards as part of their food sourcing and supplier specifications. Look out for the Red Tractor logo on-pack. A number of household food brands like Weetabix and British Sugar and some of the UK’s leading restaurant chains are also part of the Red Tractor scheme.