CODE OF PRACTICE

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN  Foodservice - Code of Practice
2.1
The country of origin of pork and the pork used in processed products will be available to customers either on menu, on accompanying literature, on a company website or directly from the company on request. Pork products such as sausages, ham and pork pies can sometimes be made with pork from more than one country. In such cases the countries of origin will be available or the EU will be the declared origin.

920 farmers supplying British pork for our breakfast menu. All the pork we use across our menu is from farms accredited by a farm assurance scheme.« click image to enlarge
2.2
The use of terminology and descriptions relating to origin on foodservice menus will be clear and unambiguous.
2.3
The use of the term “local” or “locally sourced” pork and pork products will be clearly defined and available to customers either on menu, on accompanying literature, on a company website or directly from the company on request.
2.4
Product specific terms or recipe names that state a UK geographical origin will be made from UK pork. Otherwise they will be accompanied by an origin statement on the menu or on accompanying literature.

Example
“Wiltshire Cure bacon”
“Wiltshire Cure gammon from country x ”
“Melton Mowbray Pork Pie using country x pork”
“Cumberland sausage made with country x and country y pork”
“Lincolnshire sausages made with EU pork”

2.5
The use of breed descriptions that state a UK geographical origin will be UK origin pork. Otherwise they will be accompanied by an origin statement on the menu or on accompanying literature.

Example
“Gloucestershire Old Spot gammon”
“Hampshire cross bred pork from country x”
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FAQS
Q. Will branded pork products be covered?
A. It is open to all manufacturers of branded pork products...
LINKS
• BMPA • Defra • NFU
• BPA • NPA • FSA