How we work with the Red Tractor farm assurance scheme
We know our customers are concerned about the way animals are treated before they get to store and that they want to know where the food we sell comes from. We think it’s really important too. That’s why we have a dedicated team of agricultural managers who make sure we comply with strict animal welfare codes of practice.
We also work with third parties, including the Red Tractor farm assurance scheme, who are governed by stringent legislation. Under this scheme we collaborate with 78,000 UK farmers and 500 food packers and manufacturers.
All Red Tractor products can be traced right back to their farms of origin. And all of Red Tractor’s suppliers are inspected by an independent body. There are over 450 inspectors working on this farm assurance scheme, who conduct around 60,000 inspections, every year.
This means any item you buy with the Red Tractor logo on is a guaranteed to be a high quality product that has been farmed, processed and packed in the UK to the highest standards of food safety, hygiene, traceability, responsible farming methods, animal welfare and environmental factors.
Red Tractor is owned by the food industry but operates on a not-for-profit basis, representing the interests of key areas in the food chain. Its board includes representatives from the National Farmers’ Union, Dairy UK, independent experts, academics, scientists, vets and consumer representatives.
The Red Tractor label is easy to spot so keep an eye out for it in store on Tesco products.