We work only with Irish beef, & these are the reasons why:

  • We can trace each beef cut back to the farm
  • Short distance between farm and slaughter house
  • Cattle is grass-fed all year round
  • We know the farmers

Quality and control due to short distances

Product Quality Assurance


  • Regulatory compliance with EU legislation
  • Batch code printed on case
  • Traceability from batch code to farm
  • Tamper-proof packaging
  • Cook tests every batch
  • Cooking time, yield, size, shape, taste, texture verified
  • Every product is DNA species monitored
  • Reference samples retained
  • Shelf life monitored
  • Customer satisfaction monitored
  • Product developed to customer requirements
  • BRC global standard for food safety Grade AA
  • Organic Trust certification
  • Environment ISO 14001:2015
  • CLAS accredited microbiology laboratory product release
⇓ Finished Product Trace Code
Production System


  • EU approved facility, IE717EC
  • Monitored security 24/7
  • Approved HACCP system
  • Pre-requisite programme
  • Pathogen surveillance
  • Microbiological surveillance
  • Temperature surveillance
  • Foreign body control
  • Medical screening compliance
  • Personal hygiene compliance
  • Plant hygiene compliance
  • Lean training programme
  • Identity status assured
  • Allergen control
  • Traceability control
  • Specification compliant
  • Control of non-conforming product
  • Quantity & weight control
  • Lean / fat ratio control
⇓ Crate Barcode ID


  • Approved supplier
  • Comprehensive supply agreement
  • Agreed specification
  • Integrated farms / abbatoir / boning
  • Continuous supply
  • Unannounced audits of suppliers
  • Trace verification
  • Meat inspection
  • Specification compliance
  • Pathogen surveillance
  • Temperature compliance
  • Age compliance
  • Quality reviews
  • Local, Irish origin
  • Unannounced audits by Department of Agriculture
⇓ Batch Trace Code
Slaughter & Debone


  • Passpost verification
  • Integrity control
  • Welfare compliance
  • Farm assured compliance
  • Clean animal approval
  • Breed selection procedure
  • Ante mortem veterinary inspection
  • Food chain access approval
  • Post mortem veterinary inspection
  • HACCP inspection and audits
  • Residue surveillance
  • Pathogen surveillance
  • Unannouced audits by
    Rangeland Foods
⇓ Passport & Ear Tag


  • Registration within 27 days of birth
  • Animal identity tagbar code attached
  • DNA sample to Department of Agriculture
  • Passport issued includes date of birth, breed, mother details, regulatory tests etc.
  • Herd register maintained by farmer
  • Veterinary medicines recorded in register
  • Unannounced audits of herd register by Dept. of Agriculture
  • Movement control of animal
  • Quality approved
Animal Welfare

Animal welfare

It is the policy of Rangeland Foods to actively promote Best Practice in Animal Welfare. As a minimum, all meat suppliers/supplies will be required to comply with the requirements of the Irish Food Board (Bord Bia) Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme. The scope of this standard includes animal welfare on the farm from date of birth as well as transport and slaughter. Implementation of this standard will be verified during regular supplier audits. 


Rangeland Foods Ltd

Lough Egish, 
Castleblayney Co. Monaghan, 
A75DN28, Ireland

Tel: + 353 (42) 9745132
Fax: + 353 (42) 9745030

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