Consultation Hub

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Closed Consultations

  • Red Tractor 2021 Standards Review

    Red Tractor routinely reviews its standards every three to four years across all sectors to ensure members farm in a way that meets industry and best practice requirements. More

    Closed 7 March 2021

  • What Matters To You And Your Business

    Red Tractor was established 20 years ago to reassure consumers that food bearing its logo was safe and responsibly produced. Initially the focus was on food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection, but as with all industries, demands change and the scheme has had to evolved to... More

    Closed 5 March 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

See what we've consulted on.

We asked

The consultation set out proposals for reforming the schemes’ standards for each of the farming sectors we cover. The proposals sought to engage as many people as possible across the Red Tractor supply chain to streamline and rationalise standards which are common across multiple sectors, comply with legislation, meet changes in demand, and provide clarity for both farmers and their assessors. 

You said

There was some disparity between respondents where they felt some of the proposals we were suggesting went too far, not far enough or shouldn’t be streamlined across multiple sectors. Some views expressed the need for Red Tractor to provide some flexibility within the schemes, which could deliver even greater market access for our members, with minimal impact on the audit burden. 

We did

We reviewed the more than 3,000 pieces of qualitative and quantitative feedback that was received. Responses were fed into the technical advisory committees and sectors boards for consensus, before being agreed by the main Red Tractor board. 

In some cases, this differentiated our approach, in others it led to some proposals being dropped. 

OVERVIEW 

The revised farm standards will take effect from 1 November. The new manuals, guidance, checklists and other helpful tools will be available on our website from August, to allow as much time as possible for members to get ready and understand the changes