We are a not-for-profit company dedicated to improving the quality of the food and drink you eat.
Established in 2000 after a spate of food scares which included BSE and outbreaks of salmonella, Red Tractor was created to transform and rebuild trust in British farming and food quality. We are the UK’s largest food standards scheme and the only one to cover food production from animal welfare, food safety, traceability and environmental protection. From farm to packet.
The Red Tractor label is an easy signpost to ensure that the food and drink that you choose for your family is sourced from British farms and has been checked along its journey to your basket. This ensures that they are traceable, safe and farmed with care.
Over two decades we have continued to evolve our Standards to improve food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection, so that they are now among the best in the world.
We employ independent companies to undertake Red Tractor inspections, to ensure that they are outside of industry influence and impartial. Our team of assessors perform more than 60,000 checks a year across the supply chain to safeguard how animals are tended to, how fresh produce is grown and how our standards are being followed from field to basket for food and drinks that carry our logo in stores and restaurants.
All of the major supermarkets use Red Tractor standards as part of their food sourcing and supplier specifications. Look out for the Red Tractor logo on-pack. A number of household food brands like Weetabix and British Sugar and some of the UK’s leading restaurant chains are also part of the Red Tractor scheme.