Join The Family.
Te Kuiti Meat Processors is proud of our
farmer supply relationships built up over many
years with many suppliers. Our business is about
transparency and delivering a journey of integrity
from the farmer right through to the final customer.
Making The Grade.
Consumers today expect best practice and have high expectations as to where the product has come from and how it was produced. We must respond with best-practice standards and invite all suppliers to join one of our two Farm Assurance Programmes delivering authentic product with integrity.
This programme incorporates and is fully inclusive of the National New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme (NZFAP). Additionally, it requires lambs to be antibiotic and hormone free and raised in compliance with the North American Non-GMO Project Standard; The latter which recognises the lambs have not been fed any Genetically Modified Feed. This programme requires an independent audit every three years.
This programme is founded on the internationally recognised Global Animal Partnership (GAP) 5-step animal welfare rating standards for sheep. Additionally, it requires a strict chain of custody and that lambs are antibiotic and hormone free and raised in compliance with the North American Non-GMO Project Standard; The latter which recognises the lambs have not been fed any Genetically Modified Feed. This programme specifically enables us to fully service and supply product to Whole Foods Markets in the USA and requires an independent audit every 15 months.
Both programmes enable TK Natural lamb to meet different levels of international label claim standards and collectively enables legal and appropriate consumer labelling.