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At Matthews Quality Meats we pride ourselves on our standards of hygeine, this involves a stringent set of quality tests. Samples are tested by a recognised, independent NAMAS accredited company – Pathology Management Services.
Service levels are monitored and our products are proven and the market mix gives us a competitive edge when pricing – full traceability is available for all products.

Farm Assured - Red Tractor
tractorThis is a nationally recognised logo applied to foods which meet the Assured Food Standards criteria. Matthews subscribe to and meet the requirements of the schemes and are Red Tractor Licensees. Since it’s introduction in 2000 the farm assured “Red Tractor” has become a symbol of food quality, the mark ensures that highest standards are being met with rigorous testing from the farm to the pack. It is also a guarantee that the produce can be traced back to the farm of origin, with regular traceback inspections. Farmers and meat producers who are members of the scheme are all committed to maintaining the highest standards of food safety, hygiene, animal welfare and environmental protection.
EBLEX provides services to the beef and lamb industry in England and has a nationally recognised quality standard based on industry assurance schemes throughout the food chain. Matthews are members of EBLEX and conform to the appropriate assurance schemes.

EfsisEfsis logoMatthews hold the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety and are annually audited against the standard by SAI Global. Compliance to the standard requires adoption of a fully implemented HACCP system, a documented quality management system, and control of the factory environment, staff and operations / process. In addition we are certified under the voluntary Beef Labelling scheme which is also audited by SAI Global.

EC Plant Identification Mark
UK-456-EECThe plant identification mark or approval  number signifies that the plant is fully approved by the Food Standards Agency to operate as a Cutting Plant. Every 5 months the plant must undergo an audit by the Meat Hygiene service to demonstrate conformance to UK and EU food safety legislation.