Quality Assurance


All beef and lamb carrying the Quality Standard Mark is chosen according to a strict selection process to ensure it is succulent and tender. QSM 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. Here you will find all the resources related to the AHDB Beef & Lamb QSM Scheme for beef and lamb.

 


Quality Standard Mark

Membership Declaration Form
Membership Declaration Form
The Quality Standard Mark Scheme membership declaration form is the easiest method of applying to join the QSM scheme for beef and lamb.
QSM Specifications
QSM Specifications
The standards and specifications for the QSM Scheme for beef, lamb and veal are contained within the Scheme Operating Guide.
QSM An Essential Guide
QSM  An Essential Guide
The essential guide to the QSM scheme, explaining the features and benefits of membership for meat businesses throughout the retail and foodservice supply chains.
The Standard - Summer 2017
The Standard - Summer 2017
The newsletter for members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme.
QSM Beef Flow Diagram
QSM Beef Flow Diagram
Diagram illustrating the qualifying criteria for Quality Standard Mark beef
QSM Lamb Flow Diagram
QSM Lamb Flow Diagram
Diagram illustrating the qualifying criteria for Quality Standard Mark lamb
Quality Independent
Quality Independent
Newsletter for butchers who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme

Supply Chain Newsletter

The Link - Spring 2015
The Link - Spring 2015
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. This issue focuses on new and improved beef and lamb costing/yield calculation tools.
The Link - Winter 2014
The Link - Winter 2014
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. This issue focuses on the latest incarnation of the Meat Purchasing Guide app.
The Link - Summer 2013
The Link - Summer 2013
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. The emphasis in this issue is on improving profitability in abattoirs.
The Link - Spring 2013
The Link - Spring 2013
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. This issue showcases AHDB Beef & Lamb's new Meat Purchasing Guide app.
The Link - Autumn 2012
The Link - Autumn 2012
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. The latest information on AHDB Beef & Lamb's support for the lamb industry.
The Link - Spring 2012
The Link - Spring 2012
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. This issue promotes our presence at Food & Drink Expo.
The Link - Autumn 2011
The Link - Autumn 2011
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. This newsletter announces the launch of cutting demonstration videos for a range of beef and lamb cuts.
The Link - Summer 2011
The Link - Summer 2011
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. The focus here is on the trade development team's sous vide project and how the work is intended to enhance carcase balance.
The Link - Spring 2011
The Link - Spring 2011
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. This issue promotes our work in the export market.
The Link - Spring 2010
The Link - Spring 2010
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. Halal is the main focus for this edition.
The Link - Spring 2009
The Link - Spring 2009
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. This issue of The Link showcases our promotional activity to support the lamb sector.
The Link - Autumn 2009
The Link - Autumn 2009
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. The focus this quarter is quality assurance, looking at the Quality Standard Mark scheme and Red Tractor.
The Link - Summer 2009
The Link - Summer 2009
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. This issue is used to promote this year's lamb campaign.
The Link - Summer 2008
The Link - Summer 2008
Newsletter containing beef and lamb information for butchers, processors, meat buyers, catering butchers, retailers and foodservice operators who are members of the Quality Standard Mark Scheme. This issue focuses on Beef Selection Farm Packs.