Standards & Quality Management
We take every step to ensure that the quality of our products follow the highest standards on food hygiene and safety. Our fresh products go through a three phase quality check programme to ensure the highest standards of quality and freshness. All of our products are checked as part of our goods in process when they are delivered. Any product that doesn’t align with our standards are rejected at this point. When the products have been worked and are in their designated pick locations we employ a team of people who are responsible for quality control; this involves every product every day being visually checked. This team consists of former chefs and fresh buyers that have a wealth of experience in the industry. The final check is carried out by our night assembly team who visually check for quality when picking customer orders.
Certifies that our existing environmental management system is helping to reduce the impact of our business on the environment and we are committed to making further improvements.
The ISO9001 Quality Management System ensures our business is committed to total quality management, a customer focus and a continually improving process approach.
BRCGS 'Grade AA' Storage and Distribution
BRCGS, the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution provides the essential certification link between the range of BRCGS manufacturing Standards and the end user, such as the retailer or the food service company.
Developed by multi-stakeholder groups including industry representatives from certification bodies, food service organisations and retailers, the Global Standard is designed to reflect best practice and facilitate a process of continuous improvement through a well-designed risk-based product safety management system.
The objective of the Global Standard is to ensure that product integrity during storage and distribution are maintained, and that customer confidence is upheld through audit and certification.
Quality Mark Scheme
Beef & Lamb
The Quality Standard Mark for beef and lamb is a scheme that provides us with high levels of assurance about the meat we buy.
The Quality Standard for beef and lamb is the only scheme in the UK to cover eating quality. All beef and lamb carrying the Mark is chosen according to a strict selection process to ensure it is succulent and tender. Quality Standard beef and lamb is produced to higher standards than required by law with a supply chain which is fully assured and independently inspected at every stage from farm to meat counter.
The Quality Standard Mark also tells you where your beef and lamb is from. For example meat from an animal born, raised and slaughtered in England will carry the Quality Standard Beef or Quality Standard Lamb Mark indicating English origin with the St George's flag. If an animal cannot meet all the criteria, for example it is born in Scotland or Wales, it will be able to carry the Quality Standard Mark but indicate British origin with the Union flag.
BRC 'Grade AA' Food Safety 2021
BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by over 20,000 businesses in 90 countries. The Standards are a worldwide guarantee of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end user. Our certification at Caterite covers the butchery of meat and the production of meat products as well as the slicing and packaging of continental meats and cheese.