Specially Selected Pork is the flagship brand of the pork industry in Scotland and identifies meat from pigs that have been quality assured all of their lives.
Scotch Meat is not simply a brand. It’s a mark of quality to ensure the meat you buy is traceable, local and quality assured.
When you see the Specially Selected Pork logo, you can be confident that the pork was born, reared and processed in Scotland and held whole life quality assurance.
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is the public body responsible for helping the Scottish red meat sector promote Specially Selected Pork, whilst maintaining standards in Scotland's red meat industry. Our whole chain assurance scheme means only animals that meet our stringent assurance standards are eligible to be classed as Specially Selected Pork.
What does quality assured mean?
The animal has been reared to a strict set of standards covering animal welfare, food safety and best practice.
The animal has had independent welfare checks carried out on farms from the Scottish SPCA.
Pigs must have been born, reared and slaughtered in Scotland from farms that are members of the scheme.
This whole of life brand eligibility is delivered by a suite of assurance schemes which cover the full supply chain: Pig Feeds, Haulage, Auction Market and Processor.
Whole chain assurance underpins the integrity of these premium brands and provides reassurance to consumers of provenance, highest standards of production, and animal welfare and wellbeing, to deliver a quality eating experience.
Traceability of product is key and checker systems are available to farmers, auction markets and abattoirs for determining the brand eligibility of scotch assured livestock.
Scotland's climate offers one of the most sustainable places in the world to produce consistent quality meat.
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