What does the Red Tractor symbol mean?

The Red Tractor logo represents 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.

What is the meaning of farm assured?

Assurance schemes allow farmers to demonstrate that the food they have produced has met specific, independently certified standards at each stage of the supply chain from ‘farm to fork’. These standards include animal health and welfare, food safety, stockmanship training and competencies, and environmental protection.

What are the benefits of Red Tractor?


  • Breadth and Depth of Standards.
  • Robustness of Standards.
  • Buying Specification for all major supermarkets.

Who owns Red Tractor?

Assured Food Standards
Baroness Neville-Rolfe is chair of Assured Food Standards, the company that owns the Red Tractor assurance scheme, designed to uphold UK food standards.

What is the Red Tractor assurance scheme?

Founded in 2000, Red Tractor is a world-leading food chain assurance scheme that underpins the high standards of British food & drink. We are the flagship logo of British food & farming, providing assurance at every stage of the production process, from farm to pack.

What is Red Tractor Scheme?

Red Tractor champions British food and farmers and is the UK’s largest food and farm standards scheme. We cover all areas of food production from animal welfare and food safety to traceability and environmental protection.

Who audits Red Tractor?

NSF Knows Red Tractor Standards Inside and Out NSF has provided assurance and certification services to farmers globally for over 30 years. We are one of the largest inspection and certification bodies for Red Tractor in the U.K., conducting over 30,000 audits per year across many sectors.

Does Red Tractor mean free-range?

Also underpinned by our Certified Standards, Red Tractor ‘Free Range’ birds have access to outdoor ranges as well as even more indoor space, giving them ample opportunities to express their natural behaviours.

What is Red Tractor beef?

Red Tractor insist on rigorous production standards from farm to pack. They don’t allow growth hormones. They don’t allow irresponsible use of animal medicines and antibiotics. Chlorine washed meat and poultry do not meet our Certified Standards.

Is Red Tractor high welfare?

The Red Tractor label is not a high welfare label and means you are likely to be buying pork from pigs that have suffered acutely from close confinement, lack of bedding, overcrowding and stress. However, it is important to remember that more than 80% of all UK pig farms use the Red Tractor label.

What is the Red Tractor food assurance scheme?

Red Tractor is the largest food assurance scheme in the United Kingdom. It claims to ensure the food is traceable, safe to eat and has been produced responsibly. Red Tractor standards cover animal welfare, food safety, traceability and environmental protection.