Brands Licensing Scheme

A licensing scheme for secondary processors and other companies in the supply chain was introduced in 2013. Its aim was to add weight to the rigorous requirements already in place at primary production and processing level to guarantee the authenticity of the Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork brands.

This licensing scheme makes it mandatory for anyone who wishes to use our brands to be licensed by QMS.  The scheme is free of charge and involves scheme members to provide evidence, on request, which supports their eligibility to use the QMS brands.  The scheme also includes traceability and labelling audits which will be carried out on a sample of members each year in order to provide consumers and other interested parties with guarantees of the authenticity and integrity of the QMS brands.

To register for the scheme, please click on the links to the right.