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Consumers must have confidence that when they buy some GOS meat, it is the genuine article.

Ensuring low stocking rates is important.

GOS are hardy enough to be kept outddors in winter providing they have wetherproof shelter and dry ground available

In order for pork to be labelled as 'Traditionally Farmed GOS', it must come from an approved supplier!
How Do I Conform?
It is no longer acceptable to accept a supplier’s word that what you are buying is Gloucestershire Old Spots if you wish to market your product as such. The farmer must conform with the LACORS specification and the simplest way to protect you and add benefits to your marketing is to ask your supplier to apply for TSG approval.

The GOSPBC has established an inspection regime and details can be found here*  along with a list of producers where Traditionally Farmed Gloucestershire Old Spots Pork can be sourced from. In the meantime, if you have a query, please email mail@oldspots.org.uk with full details of the producer and we will endeavour to advise you as quickly as possible.

Food-standard labels suitable for use on packaging in fridges and freezers (left) can be ordered online by Approved Producers and Retailers only. Click here.
 

Producers of TSG GOS Pork Complying with the TSG Specification
The GOS Pig Breeders Club publishes the full database of approved breeders and herds. It is available here.

 

Butchers must demonstrate that they can fully identify and seperate their approved GOS meat from other produce.

Butchers must demonstrate that they can fully identify and seperate their approved GOS meat from other produce.

 

If a restaurant wishes to list Traditionally Farmed GOS on its menu, it must source the meat from a certified producer

If a restaurant wishes to list Traditionally Farmed GOS on its menu, it must source the meat from a certified producer.

 

GOS pork has won plaudits for its eating quality and needs the protection of the TSG to ensure its integrity.

GOS pork has won plaudits for its eating quality and needs the protection of the TSG to ensure its integrity.

 

Consumers must have confidence that when they buy some GOS meat, it is the genuine article.

Consumers must have confidence that when they buy some GOS meat, it is the genuine article.

 

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GOS Pig Breeders Club

Want to find out more about GOS pigs? Visit the GOS Pig Breeders Club. Click Here.

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