Quality Meat Scotland

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is an executive non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. It promotes the red meat sector and markets the Protected Geographical Indication Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb brands.

It was set up in 1990 (originally as the Scottish Quality Beef & Lamb Association) to provide assurance to industry and consumers that animals produced for the food chain met certain standards.[1] It was established on a statutory basis in 2008, replacing the Meat and Livestock Commission.[2]


  1. ^ "Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) Assurance Scheme - Cattle and Sheep". SFQC (Scottish Food Quality Certification Ltd). Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, section 91; Quality Meat Scotland Order 2008.

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