BRC 7: The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is developed by food industry experts from retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations to ensure it is rigorous and detailed, yet easy to understand. It has evolved with input from many leading global specifiers. It provides a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality and quality, and the operational controls for these criteria in the food and food ingredient manufacturing, processing and packing industry. IMS have constantly achieved a BRC 7 Grade A rating, which demonstrates our commitment to the highest levels of Food Hygiene, working practices and product integrity

STS: STS have established a well-earned, excellent reputation in all aspects of their food safety, and health & safety services for food businesses – supplier assessment, documentation, audits, training and support for our clients. STS have strong links within the industry, working as Development Partners for e-learning with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Industry Partners for ABTA, and Preferred Suppliers of the British Hospitality Association.

Halal Consolations: HCL was established in April 2013 to Serve the Muslim Ummah for consultation and counsel in conformity of Islamic shari’ah rules on all aspects of “Halal” which matter in a Muslim’s daily life. For example, on earnings, attire, inheritance, marriages, births, foods, meat poultry and its provision, intensive farming and usage of science and technology in general and in food industry in particular. HCL is one of the UK’s most recognised HALAL accreditation bodies and their name and reputation is renowned within Islamic council’s throughout the world.

Red Tractor: Red Tractor was established in 2000 and has grown to become the UK’s leading farm and quality food assurance scheme. Red Tractor was launched by the food industry to promote clearer labelling and ensure food originates from a trustworthy source. The Red tractor logo guarantee oue customers that the food we are selling has been produced to high standard through all stages of production, processing and packing.

Soil Association: The Soil Association are the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane, organic and sustainable food. Organic standards put animal welfare first. As well as requiring that animals are genuinely free range, organic standards cover living conditions, food quality, the use of antibiotics and hormones, as well as transport and slaughter. These standards mean that animals raised in organic systems enjoy the very highest welfare standards of farmed animals. A healthy animal is better able to resist disease than a stressed one. Organic livestock farming aims to prevent disease from occurring by promoting health. This is achieved through appropriate diet, high welfare standards for housing, amount of housing space for each animal, and taking measures to reduce stress.

FORS: The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme encompassing all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations. FORS has assisted IMS of Smithfield fleet operators to measure and monitor performance and alter our operations in order to demonstrate best working practices

Other Affiliated Partners
• AHDB Beef & Lamb – EBLEX
• AHDB Pork – PBEX
• National Association of Catering Butchers – NACB

• Build trust in your brand
• Protect Your Business reputation from Fraud
• Set the Benchmark for Supply Chain Integrity