Join the Quality Standard Mark Scheme

The Quality Standard Mark Scheme (QSM) is completely free to join and is open to the following businesses:


Membership Declaration Form
  • Abattoirs
  • Cutting plants
  • Wholesalers
  • Meat processors
  • Foodservice outlets (hotels, restaurants, pubs, pub groups, cafes and mobile caterers)
  • Approved distributors
  • Retailers (independent and multiple)


In order to become a member, you must be sourcing QSM beef and lamb from another business that is also signed up to the scheme. To source a supplier of QSM beef or lamb, check out our supplier database.

A reminder of the benefits of joining the QSM Scheme:

  • The ability to offer your customers guaranteed eating quality
  • Assured from farm to point of purchase, providing total product integrity
  • Independently inspected
  • 78% of members said it is important that their customers know that they are sourcing local beef and lamb*
  • Consumer confidence, encouraging a purchasing preference
  • Better returns through the supply chain
  • Improved carcase yield and value
  • Provenance
  • Consumer marketing campaigns
  • Trade marketing support
  • Point-of-sale and consumer literature


Now you’ve read through the benefits of our QSM Scheme for beef and lamb it’s time to join! Simply send back a completed Membership Declaration Form and we’ll do the rest. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to call our Hotline: 0845 491 8787*.

*Source: Based on a PAI independent retailer feedback survey on the first 100 Quality Standard Mark Scheme members to reply.

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