Please note: The below information only relates to meat that is in packs in the main aisles of retail stores.
On behalf of British farmers we are asking retailers to:
- Support British lamb and be clear about when they will stock it. We would like to see British lamb on retailers’ shelves when it is at the height of quality for customers.
- Make country of origin labelling clear on all packaging.
- Commit to supporting British beef producers by offering customers a choice of cuts and meal options.
- Work with farmers to build long-term relationships through their suppliers.
Please note: The following information is from the NFU's own research and will be updated whenever possible. The NFU works closely with all the major retailers and aims to ensure that our knowledge of retailers’ sourcing policies is as up to date as possible. The information provided is based on a 12 month time period.
In some instances we’ve not been able to obtain the exact details of some retailers’ sourcing policies and this is indicated with a question mark or blank space. We would like all retailers to provide as much clarity as possible.
The following categories are defined as:
Lamb – own brand, fresh lamb (including burgers and kebabs). Excludes meat used for ready meals and other processed products. Excludes sourcing of meat counters, and non-packed meat products which have separate sourcing policies.
Beef – own brand, fresh beef (including burgers and kebabs). Excludes meat used for ready meals and other processed products. Excludes sourcing of meat counters, and non-packed meat products which have separate sourcing policies.