Accreditations

We are proud of our ever growing list of accreditations and partnerships.

BRC Food Safety Standard

The BRC Food Safety Standard is a leading global brand recognised by thousands of customers worldwide, and has certificated over 15,000 suppliers in over 100 countries around the globe. It was also the first Food Safety Standard to be benchmarked by the GFSI.

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ETI

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe. Our vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity.

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HDC

The Horticultural Development Company (HDC) was established on 1 July 1986 with a remit to fund research and development and communicate results to growers. On 1 April 2003, the HDC was given responsibility for near-market R&D for tFollowing the Radcliffe Review in 2005, which assessed the structure and efficiency of all agricultural levy boards, the government established a single levy board called the Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). On 1 April 2008, the HDC became a division of the AHDB and now manages the levy board activities for the horticultural sector of the AHDB.he apple and pear industry.

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LEAF PROJECT

All divisions of Huntapac Produce are especially dedicated to the protection and preservation of our environment and strive to achieve a healthy balance between our farming practices and the local environment. Coe House Farms is a member of one initiative called LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), which was set up in 1991. At that time, the gap between consumers and farmers was getting wider and the need to meet and understand both sides of the debate was essential. For the first time a group of farmers, environmentalists, food and agricultural organisations, consumers, government and academics got together to do something positive for the farming industry. They were motivated by a common concern for the future of farming and keen to develop a system of farming which was realistic and achievable for the majority of farmers. LEAF encourages farmers throughout the UK to adopt Integrated Farm Management (IFM) and to promote the benefits of IFM to consumers.

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The Assured Produce Scheme

APS is an industry wide initiative that addresses all the important issues concerning the production of 'produce' - fruit, salads and vegetables. The scheme has been awarded UKAS accreditation, the international yardstick of quality assurance that gives it global credibility. APS promotes safe and environmentally responsible production of fruit, salads and vegetables through the use of integrated crop management (ICM). This is a philosophy that recognises the need for crop production to be both economically and environmentally sustainable.

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British Carrot Growers Association

Brimming with beta-carotene, high in fibre, low in calories and bursting with flavour – no wonder carrots are the nation’s favourite veg. Grown in the UK for nearly 12 months of the year, they are very eco friendly too. So what are you waiting for? Start getting creative with our fabulous carrot recipes and the Great British Carrot!

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Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group

FWAG was first established as a charity in the 1960s by a group of forward thinking farmers who saw that the environment was an important part of a successful farming business. For more than four decades, FWAG provided trusted, independent environmental advice to the farming community, building a reputation for its ethical ethos and high standards of service. The organisation helped farmers understand the environmental value of their land and make the most of the agri-environment options available.

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Red Tractor Assurance

Red Tractor is a food assurance scheme which covers production standards developed by experts on safety, hygiene, animal welfare and the environment amongst other things. The Red Tractor logo on pack means your food or drink has met these responsible production standards and is fully traceable back to independently inspected farms in the UK.

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Gleaning Network UK

The Gleaning Network UK is an exciting new initiative to save the thousands of tonnes of fresh fruit and vegetables that are wasted on UK farms every year. Gleaning Network UK coordinates teams of volunteers, local farmers and food redistribution charities in order to salvage this fresh, nutritious food and direct it to those that need it most.

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Tesco Nurture

Nurture was launched in 1992, to ensure Tesco delivers world class quality fruit and vegetables for our customers. It is an exclusive, independently accredited, quality standard that assures you, our customer, that Tesco fruit and vegetables are grown in an environmental and responsible way. Each grower is independently audited and monitored regularly to ensure we continue to meet the exacting standard.

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Waitrose Farming Partnership

As a farm owner, Waitrose understands the challenges of maintaining high standards. However, we practise what we preach. Working with our farmers, growers and other suppliers, we ensure the best standards in quality, safety, environment and animal welfare are applied across our supply chain, supported by our own inspections and farm assurance schemes.

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M&S Field to Fork

With no universal standard available that would fully address supply chain quality improvement goals, Marks and Spencer introduced its own programme, Field to Fork, in 2003. We believe our Field to Fork scheme goes way beyond the British assurance schemes used by other retailers, being the first to include such a wide range of requirements.” M&S, Corporate Social Responsibility report, June 2005.

British Safety Council

The British workplace is far safer than it was in the 1950s. No organisation has worked as tirelessly as the British Safety Council to make it that way. Our founder James Tye was an evangelical campaigner who helped transform the British way of life. His efforts led directly to the ground breaking 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, as well as to the introduction of car seat belts. In 2012 Huntapac proudly achieved a 'Merit' in the International Safety Award.

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Lancashire Occupational Health & Safety Group

The Lancashire Occupational Health & Safety Group was established in 1930 in the Preston area and celebrated its 80th birthday in 2010. The group gained registered charity status several years ago. We represent organisations of all types and sizes across the county, covering all aspects of occupational health, safety and accident prevention. Colin Sigsworth, Huntapac Health & Safety Manger, is the vice chairman of the committee.

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