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1.3 Incorporating pigs in blankets into Module 3 Bacon & Gammon

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Quality Assured Pork Sausages / Pigs in blankets

Referring to clause 1.2 in Module 3 Bacon & Gammon: Where a bacon site is producing component packs e.g. pigs in blankets, these shall be listed on the sites certificate of products approved against Module 3 (Bacon 


Referring to clause 2.1 in Module 3 Bacon & Gammon: The site shall retain a copy of the supplier’s BMPA Quality Assured Pork Sausage certificate of conformity and evidence that this and the bacon products produced on site have been certified as approved products against the appropriate BMPA Quality Pork Charter module. There is no requirement for the bacon site to be separately approved against Module 5 (Pork Sausage).

However, If the site has no other retail activity other than that associated with pigs in blankets, then charter audits shall include a review of compliance against the raw material receipt, storage, packing and finished product dispatch sections of Module 3.

If the site is carrying out an additional process specific to the preparation of sausage for the assembly of pigs in blankets eg linking or cutting, this shall not trigger a requirement for the site to be approved against Module 5 (Pork sausage) but shall require the specific requirements of the Module 5 clause relevant to the additional process to be assessed during charter audits with NC appropriately cross-referenced.