CODE OF PRACTICE

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN  Retail Labelling - Code of Practice

Geographical Origin
1.8
Product specific terms or recipes that state a geographical origin within the UK will be made from UK pork. Otherwise they will be accompanied by an origin declaration in the same field of vision on the label.

Example
“Wiltshire Cure bacon”
“Wiltshire Cure bacon…. from country x ”
“Melton Mowbray Pork Pie…. using country x pork”
“Cumberland sausage….. made from country x and country y pork”
“Lincolnshire sausages….. from EU pork”
1.9
The use of breed descriptions that state a geographical origin within the UK will be from UK pork. Otherwise they will be accompanied by an origin declaration in the same field of vision on the label.

Description includes geographical information. Example
“Hampshire cross breed pork”
“Hampshire cross breed country x pork”
“Country y Berkshire pork”
1.10
The use of trade names (for example Rural Valley) and/or imagery (for example English village scenes) used on packaging that could imply a UK country of origin will be UK origin. Otherwise they will be accompanied by an origin declaration in the same field of vision on the label.

Origin declaration in product description and flag at the bottom of the label. Example
“Rural Valley pork”
“Rural Valley pork….. from country x
“Rural Valley…… Country x bacon ”
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Q. Will branded pork products be covered?
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LINKS
• BMPA • Defra • NFU
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