17 October 2022
Farm scheme certification no longer to be provided by LRQA.
UK GROWERS and suppliers who are members of the Red Tractor scheme are being advised that they will need to transfer their membership to another Red Tractor Certification body if they are currently certified by LRQA.
Red Tractor recently announced that LRQA, one of its current certification bodies, will cease providing farm scheme certification for Red Tractor from December 2022. After this date, LRQA will be unable to renew membership or conduct any assessments.
The deadline for transferring membership is December 31st, 2022.
The Red Tractor logo is found on British food and drink products that have been certified to rigorous standards from farms to pack. It shows the products have been responsibly sourced, safely produced and comes from crops that have been well cared for.