We offer four different types of Licence.
Processor, Packer or Catering Butcher
For our purposes, if you are a catering butcher or a business that receives in Red Tractor Assured livestock and/or product and processes it in an open product environment for sale as a Red Tractor claimed ingredient or final retail product you will need to apply for a Red Tractor Processor & Packer Licence.
Your suppliers and customers may need to hold a valid Red Tractor Licence too and you will also need to keep your own Red Tractor Licence status valid through meeting our licensing eligibility criteria (third-party certification).
As a Red Tractor Processor & Packer, you may need to declare your Red Tractor suppliers (depending on your type of business) and you will need to declare your products and customers at the application stage and keep these details up to date. Packaging artwork where a Red Tractor claim is made must be approved by Red Tractor before use.
With a Red Tractor Wholesaler Licence, you can take possession of, store and sell Red Tractor claimed products but cannot re-pack, label or process the product in any way. Splitting outer cartons is permitted but individual packs cannot be opened or tampered with in any way.
As a Red Tractor Wholesaler, you will need to declare your Red Tractor products, licensed suppliers and customers at the application stage and keep these details up to date.
Trader or Purchasing Organisation
You will need a Red Tractor Licence if you are a Trader which sells Red Tractor claimed products but does not take physical possession of or store any such products.
As a Red Tractor Trader, you will be required to declare your customers, licensed suppliers and products at the application stage and keep these details up to date.
Food Service, Contract Caterer, Out-of-Home Retailer or Restaurant
Whether you are making or preparing food for the general public in a Restaurant, School, Pub, Catering Kitchen or Hospital for general consumption by the public, if you make a Red Tractor claim in any part of what you do, you must be licensed.
As a Red Tractor Food Service Licensee, you will be required to declare at the application stage, your licensed suppliers, products and all outlets that will be serving and advertising Red Tractor Assured products. These details must be kept up to date.