The Bord Bia Quality Mark tells a story. It is a story of how products bearing the Mark have been produced with the highest level of care and attention from the farm until they arrive on the shop shelf. It is also the story of the high quality standards, against which members of the Quality Assurance Schemes are audited by Bord Bia, which gives you peace of mind when shopping.
Who can use the Bord Bia Quality Mark?
Currently, there are some 36,000 producers and 122 processors and packers certified members across all the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Schemes. They are inspected regularly before they can be certified and allowed use of the Quality Mark.
What are the quality standards behind the Bord Bia Quality Mark?
In addition to meeting legal requirements, farmers are audited against a range of standards including animal health; welfare and traceability; water and feed; pasture management; environmental management and farm safety.
In addition, some of the main requirements for processors and packing plants include product identification and traceability; inspection and testing; hygiene and good manufacturing practice.
Where will you find the Bord Bia Quality Mark?
You will find the Bord Bia Quality Mark on the following products from members of the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Schemes: prepacked beef, pork, bacon, cooked ham, rashers, turkey, chicken, duck, sausages and burgers. You will also find it on eggs, fruit, vegetables and potatoes.
Food Safety Authority
The FSAI has the primary responsibility for controlling the safety of food. It delegates some of its functions to other bodies such as the Health Services Executive and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, but it retains the final responsibility.