TO HELP ensure the Farm Assured chain remains unbroken, Assured British Meat has launched an online assurance checker for all those in the beef and lamb food chain.

Launching the website tool at Smithfield, ABM said it was just the first part of a proposed one-stop shop for beef and lamb assurance verification.

The robust system enables all supply chain members to quickly ensure livestock they are handling are farm assured, said AMB development manager Sarah Long.

“The online system is accessed via the ABM website, www.abm.org.uk, by putting in two pieces of information. This can be a combination of surname and certification number, holding number or postcode.” Name and address details are then produced including start and end date of their assured period.