Module 5 Quality Assured Pork Sausages

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1 General charter rules

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2022.

1.1 Compliance with the Quality Pork Charter Rules

The charter participant shall be compliant with the BMPA Quality Pork Charter rules. The BMPA Quality Pork Charter underpins the Red Tractor Assurance or Quality Meat Scotland standards for pork and pork meat products, therefore as pork is used as the raw material for all products produced in the whole charter it is a requirement to hold certification for module 2 – BMPA Quality Assured Pork and also the products you produce are made with pork that is BQAP. Red Tractor Assurance are the license holders of the RTA logo.

Participants in the manufacturing modules (3, 4 & 5) are not required to be certified against BQAP (Module 2) unless they are also operating as a cutting plant. However, they are required to use BQAP raw material.


The charter participant shall be aware that where specific charter rules have been highlighted that these are auditable points within the scope of this pork module against which compliance shall be assessed by the service provider.


Compliance with the specific auditable points of the BMPA Quality Pork Charter rules.

1.2 When producing component packs

Where a bacon site is producing component packs e.g. pigs in blankets it shall be certified against the bacon and gammon module which may include the use of pancetta rather than bacon wrapped around the sausage.