Last Update: 6 Jan 2022.
1.4 Incorporating pigs in blankets into Module 5 Pork Sausage
Quality Assured Pork Sausages / Pigs in blankets
Referring to clause 1.2 in Module 5 Pork Sausage: Where a pork sausage site is producing component packs e.g. pigs in blankets, these shall be listed on the sites certificate of products approved against Module 5 (Pork sausage) and appear on the sites certificate of accredited products.
Referring to clause 2.1 in Module 5 Pork Sausage: The site shall retain a copy of the supplier’s BMPA Quality Assured Bacon & Gammon certificate of conformity and evidence that this and the pork sausage products produced on site have been certified as approved products against the appropriate BMPA Quality Pork Charter module. There is no requirement for the pork sausage site to be separately approved against Module 3 (Bacon & Gammon).
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 5.
If the site is carrying out an additional process specific to the preparation of bacon for the assembly of pigs in blankets eg slicing or cutting, this shall not trigger a requirement for the site to be approved against Module 3 (Bacon & Gammon) but shall require the specific requirements of the Module 3 clause relevant to the additional process to be assessed during charter audits with NC appropriately cross-referenced.