In order to carry the Quality Standard Mark (QSM) all beef and lamb must be produced and processed through a fully assured and independently audited supply chain. The standards and specifications for the QSM Scheme cover farm assurance and quality assurance throughout the supply chain, animal age, carcase specifications, maturation, eating quality and care for the environment.
Full details of the specifications can be found in our Scheme Operating Guide. Additionally, a number of requirements which directly affect eating quality are applied. Click on the buttons on the right-hand side of the screen to read through the specifications for QSM beef, lamb and veal.