The Farm First assurance scheme drives value by helping to deliver safe and secure food supply chains with a commitment to bird and worker welfare.
This guide sets out how the scheme operates, the three grading levels and the certification process. It also provides the technical requirements and guidance notes by grading level for the following areas:
- Breeder layer and breeder rearer
- Hatchery and chick transport
- Broiler standards
- Catching, transport, lairage and slaughter standards
- The social module, which is a bolt-on for sites wishing to attain platinum level
With a strong focus on integrity, traceability, welfare and environmental protection, certification drives continual improvement and can strengthen brand reputation.