U.K. Farm Schemes

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  • Why Work With NSF?

NSF International provides assurance, certification, auditing, consulting, training and technical services to farmers and growers supplying the U.K. We are the largest and most experienced certifier of farms in the U.K., conducting over 30,000 assessments in the crop, fresh produce and livestock sectors each year.

We certify pre- and post-farm gate standards including all Red Tractor, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked schemes (BRC, IFS , FSSC, ISO), LEAF Marque and Tesco NURTURE standards, as well as other certified audits on behalf of scheme owners. Specific certifications include:


  • Red Tractor Beef and Lamb Scheme
  • Red Tractor Chicken Scheme
  • Red Tractor Pig Scheme
  • Red Tractor Dairy Scheme
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Sainsbury’s Traditional Beef
  • GlobalGAP IFA - Livestock and Aquaculture
  • LEAF Marque
  • ISO 22000


  • Red Tractor Crops and Sugar Beet Scheme
  • Red Tractor Fresh Produce Scheme
  • LEAF Marque
  • Tesco NURTURE
  • Fair to Nature
  • Safe Haven Certification Scheme
  • ISO 22000
  • GlobalGAP IFA

Farm Inputs/Contractors

  • Assured Land Based Contractors Scheme (NAAC)
  • Compost PAS 100 and the Compost Quality Protocol
  • Cold Crush Processing of Oilseeds
  • ISO 22000

Transport, Storage and Distribution

  • BRC Global Standard - Storage & Distribution
  • Red Tractor Livestock Market and Collection Centre Scheme
  • Red Tractor Livestock Transport Scheme
  • Welfare in Transport Vehicle Approval Scheme
  • ISO 22000

For more information on the above services please visit the NSF UK website.


As the first link in the supply chain, we know that your farm is the first line of defense in ensuring food safety for your customers. We provide you the best technical experts who deliver consistent, personalized service with the highest levels of integrity.

With the most trusted name in food safety behind you, you can be confident your products meet the highest levels of safety and quality.

Why Work With NSF?

Farm assurance is a recognized requirement in the U.K. Nearly all farmers supplying the U.K. and European food markets need to achieve certification to the appropriate industry or customer standards. Certification is becoming more complex, as schemes expand and new standards develop to keep pace with changing market trends and the wider concerns and demands of retailers and consumers.

We can help you achieve and maintain the appropriate assurances for your business enterprises, helping to meet your customers’ needs and build effective, profitable business relationships.

We are recognized by your customers in the U.K. as one of the leading certifiers in the industry with a reputation for integrity, service and innovation.

NSF is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO 17065 and ISO 17021.

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  • NSF International’s professionalism and expertise have made working with them a smooth, stress-free experience! Their guidance and support have been invaluable and I know I can depend on them for excellent service every time.Pagan Anixa, Food Safety Manager
    Leroy Smith, USA
  • NSF International’s knowledge and attentiveness to the changing food safety environment and our customers’ needs have played an integral part in our ability to stay ahead of GFSI’s complex requirements and keep our customers happy.Stephanie Hilton, Consultant
    Santa Cruz Berry Farming