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6.2 Quality Attribute Specification (QAS) monitoring

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Quality Assured Pork / Finished product standards

6.2.1 The charter participant shall monitor the quality attributes of each product type certified by this BMPA pork module against a documented qquality attribute sspecification (QAS) that has been formally agreed by the charter participant and their customer. All products shall achieve the standards set by the BMPA Quality Assured Pork module.

6.2.2 Where product is despatched for further processing e.g. primals, the QAS monitoring shall be undertaken post butchery at any stage of the process up to the point of despatch.

6.2.3 Where there is evidence of significant attribute failure, the site shall investigate root cause and implement corrective action to minimise/prevent the issue from re-occurring.


Review examples of formally agreed QAS and that these are aligned to the approved products listed on the certificate of conformity. Visual inspection of finished product standards. Review examples of daily records of QAS verification checks since the last audit.