U.K. Farm Schemes

  • Overview
  • Benefits
  • Why Work With NSF?

NSF International provides assurance, certification, auditing, consulting, training and technical services to farmers and growers supplying the U.K. We are the largest and most experienced certifier of farms in the U.K., conducting over 30,000 assessments in the crop, fresh produce and livestock sectors each year.

We certify pre- and post-farm gate standards including all Red Tractor, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked schemes (BRC, IFS , FSSC, ISO), LEAF Marque and Tesco NURTURE standards, as well as other certified audits on behalf of scheme owners. Specific certifications include:

Livestock

  • RTA Beef and Lamb Scheme
  • RTA Chicken Scheme
  • RTA Pig Scheme
  • RTA Dairy Scheme
  • Freedom Food Schemes
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Sainsbury’s Traditional Beef
  • GlobalGAP IFA - Livestock and Aquaculture
  • LEAF Marque
  • ISO 22000

Crops/Produce

  • RTA Crops and Sugar Beet Scheme
  • RTA Fresh Produce Scheme
  • LEAF Marque
  • Tesco NURTURE
  • The Guild of Conservation Grade Producers
  • Safe Haven Certification Scheme
  • ISO 22000
  • GlobalGAP IFA
  • Higgins Agriculture Supplier Food Safety Audit

Farm Inputs/Contractors

  • Assured Land Based Contractors Scheme (NAAC)
  • Compost PAS 100 and the Compost Quality Protocol
  • Cold Crush Processing of Oilseeds
  • ISO 22000

Transport, Storage and Distribution

  • BRC Global Standard - Storage & Distribution
  • Genesis Wholesale and Distribution Standard
  • RTA Livestock Market and Collection Centre Scheme
  • RTA Livestock Transport Scheme
  • Welfare in Transport Vehicle Approval Scheme
  • GAFTA Trade Assurance Scheme (GTAS)
  • ISO 22000

For more information on the above services please visit the NSF UK website (formerly NSF-CMi).

To learn more about the process of working with us, or to discuss how U.K. farm certifications can benefit your business, contact us at agriculture@nsf.org or +44 (0)1993 885 610.

Benefits

As the first link in the supply chain, we know that your farm is the first line of defense in ensuring food safety for your customers. We provide you the best technical experts who deliver consistent, personalized service with the highest levels of integrity.

With the most trusted name in food safety behind you, you can be confident your products meet the highest levels of safety and quality.

Why Work With NSF?

Farm assurance is a recognized requirement in the U.K. Nearly all farmers supplying the U.K. and European food markets need to achieve certification to the appropriate industry or customer standards. Certification is becoming more complex, as schemes expand and new standards develop to keep pace with changing market trends and the wider concerns and demands of retailers and consumers.

We can help you achieve and maintain the appropriate assurances for your business enterprises, helping to meet your customers’ needs and build effective, profitable business relationships.

We are recognized by your customers in the U.K. as one of the leading certifiers in the industry with a reputation for integrity, service and innovation.

NSF is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditations Service (UKAS) to EN45011.

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  • NSF International’s professionalism and expertise have made working with them a smooth, stress-free experience! Their guidance and support have been invaluable and I know I can depend on them for excellent service every time.Pagan Anixa, Food Safety Manager
    Leroy Smith, USA
  • NSF International’s knowledge and attentiveness to the changing food safety environment and our customers’ needs have played an integral part in our ability to stay ahead of GFSI’s complex requirements and keep our customers happy.Stephanie Hilton, Consultant
    Santa Cruz Berry Farming

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