Global Red Meat Standard (GRMS)

About GRMS

The objective of the Global Red Meat Standard (GRMS) is to deliver transparency within animal welfare, quality, food safety and hygiene in factories that slaughter, cut, debone, process and handle meat and meat products from pork, beef, lamb/sheep, goat and horse. The transparency is delivered through an independent certification process based on ISO/IEC 17065.

Danish Agriculture & Food Council, in partnership with its abattoir members and the Danish Meat Research Institute, has developed the Global Red Meat Standard (GRMS), a certification programme customised to the specific requirements applying to the red meat industry.

The Global Red Meat Standard was first published in 2006 – and since 2009 GRMS has been benchmarked against GFSI benchmarking requirements.