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7.1 Quality Attribute Specification (QAS) monitoring

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Quality Assured Pork Sausages / Quality and technical standards

7.1.1 The participant shall monitor the quality attributes of each recipe type certified by the BMPA Quality Assured Pork Sausage module against a documented quality attribute specification (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 Sausage module.

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


Each recipe type is unique, so it is difficult to be prescriptive in terms of the required quality parameters. For clarity, recipe type refers to a product category i.e. Cumberland, Pork and Herb, Lincolnshire sausages would be viewed as separate recipes but where the same recipe is packed to different weights only one QAS assessment shall be required. The sampling plan may be cross referenced to the list of approved products on the Certificate of Conformity. 


Formally agreed QAS, taste panel schedule and records.