Last Update: 21 Dec 2021.
10.2 Audit fees
Quality Pork Charter Rules / Renewing or resigning membership
10.2.1 Audit fees shall be paid before the due date of the next certification period and cannot be refunded.
An exception to this could be that, due to commercial reasons, a Charter participant decides to voluntarily withdraw from one pork module however, commits to participation in an alternative pork module on the same site and subject to there being more than three months of the certification period remaining, that portion of the remaining audit fees may be transferred to the alternative pork module less the administration costs incurred by the service provider.
10.2.2 Once the audit fees have been paid for the next period of certification, the service provider shall arrange to forward the BMPA Quality Pork Charter certificate of conformity for the new certification period to the Charter participant and copy of this shall be held by the BMPA.
10.2.3 Audit fees are agreed between the Charter participant and service provider prior to the commencement of the certification period. The contract between the BMPA and the service providers shall not exceed a term of three years, and audit fees shall remain the same for the duration of that period.
10.2.4 If the service provider does not receive a renewal remittance within 14 days following the due date, a reminder shall be issued. If a renewal remittance is still not received within 28 days of the due date, the Charter participant may be suspended from BMPA Quality Pork Charter.
If no contact is made with the service provider before the expiry of the certificate of conformity, certification shall be withdrawn, and the Charter participant shall return the Quality Pork Charter certificate of conformity to the service provider without delay and not make any further claims relating to the BMPA Charter and pork modules.