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2.1 Sourcing, traceability and proving assurance

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Ham & Cooked Pork / Sourcing & receiving raw materials

2.1.1 All pork raw material including rind and back fat to be used in the manufacture of BMPA Quality Assured Ham and Cooked Porkshall be sourced from supplying sites that are certified against the BMPA Quality Assured Pork module (BQAP). Refer to the charter rules. 

2.1.2 To maintain traceability all pork raw material purchased by the charter participant shall be accompanied by clearly marked delivery documentation and labelling which confirms its assured status country of birth, rearing and slaughter or statement of pigs’ origin. Where pigs are born, reared and slaughtered in one country, a single statement of origin is sufficient for the traceability declaration.

2.1.3 Ham and cooked pork feedstock brought in from a different site shall be sourced from a participant of the BMPA Quality Assured Ham and Cooked Pork module and the product shall be certified against that module, refer to charter rules.


The site shall hold copies of all assured pork suppliers’ BMPA Quality Pork Charter certification. 

It is not sufficient for a single header/logo to be the sole indicator of assured status on the delivery document. Where there is doubt regarding the status of the supply chain, verification shall be sought. 

Where the site is only slicing and packing ham or cooked pork and the pre-requisites of the site being BRC GFS certified (minimum Grade B), compliant with BMPA Quality Pork Charter Rules, and that the products being packed are certified against module 4, and traceable to an approved participating site, then only the clauses contained within BMPA Quality Assured Ham and Cooked Pork module appropriate to the process being undertaken shall apply.


Copies of suppliers’ certificates of conformity against the BMPA pork module and/or the Ham and Cooked Pork Module shall be held by the site and these shall be valid for the period under review. The certificate shall be valid for the period under review.For each consignment of BQAP material delivered there shall be a warranty that clearly confirms the materials’ assured status.