WELFARE

Animal welfare is always at the forefront of what we do here at HG Blake.

Every effort is made to ensure that animals are comfortable and free from stress throughout the procurement process. All our staff who deal directly with the animals are highly trained in welfare and handling techniques, with our housing and handling facilities designed to maximise animal comfort and reduce stress.

Our Assurances

HG Blake are BRC accredited and members of the British Quality Assured Pork Standards, Red Tractor Assurance Scheme for beef and lamb; Organic Soil Association; RSPCA Welfare Standards; AHDB Beef & Lamb; Acoura Certification, and the MLCSL. So HG Blake can guarantee you confidence and trust in our product, procedures and service.

MLCSL is the only independent provider of abattoir authentication/classification services to the British processing industry, linked to the deadweight sale of cattle, sheep, and pigs.

www.mlcsl.co.uk

HG Blake is a member of the Red Tractor Assurance scheme. Assured British Meat covers welfare and traceability for both Beef and Lamb, and allows us to offer Beef & Lamb under the EBLEX banner.

assurance.redtractor.org.uk

BRCGS is a leading brand and consumer protection organisation, used by over 29,000 certificated suppliers over 130 countries, with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies. BRCGS’ Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer.

www.brcgs.com

HG Blake is a member of the British Quality Assured Pork Standard, part of the British Meat Processors Association.Our membership number is 58. It is renewable annually in July. In order to maintain membership, HG Blake is subjected to a planned annual inspection, and one unannounced inspection each year to ensure HG Blake meets their strict Welfare and Traceability standards.

britishmeatindustry.org

HG Blake is proud to be an approved abattoir for the Organic Soil Association, and therefore is able to offer Organic Farmers slaughter services.
As the UK’s leading food and farming charity and organic certification body, OSA work to save our soils and make good food the easy choice for everyone.

soilassociation.org
RSPCA-Assurance

HG Blake is proud to be approved by RSPCA Assured.
As part of the RSPCA Welfare Standards, HG Blake is continually assessed to the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare standards.
The RSPCA welfare standards cover beef cattle, pigs, sheep, and veal calves.

www.rspcaassured.org.uk

AHDB Beef & Lamb is the organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in England. We exist to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English beef and lamb sector. Our aims are to help the beef and sheep meat supply chain become more efficient and to add value to the beef and sheep meat industry.

beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk

Lloyd’s Register Group (Formerly Acoura) offer specialist services and solutions aimed at protecting businesses who operate across the food and drink supply chain. Whether you’re a farmer, fisherman, food processor or publican we can reduce your compliance burden, protect your brand and help your business grow.

Lloyd’s Register Group

The Five Freedoms

As part of our welfare protocol HG Blake subscribes to the ‘Five Freedoms’ – a set of ideals laid out in a 1965 UK government report, which has since been adopted by animal rights organisations worldwide.

Our Core Values

HG Blake was founded on integrity and ethical principles, and takes pride in supplying the highest quality British beef, lamb and pork to retail butchers and wholesale meat retailers.