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Signing up to Produced in Northumberland

Any business can sign up to the scheme (to which an annual fee applies) as long as they can verify that food items that they manufacture, serve or sell were made in Northumberland.

To gain verification, manufacturers and small scale producers will have to prove that their produce has been produced in Northumberland. For butchers and farmers, in addition they will also have to prove that the livestock from which their meat originates are from Northumberland farms.

Retailers will have to prove they have a variable selection of Northumberland-made food and drink from a number of different producers. These should be clearly identified as “Produced in Northumberland” to avoid confusion with other food and drink on sale.

For B&Bs with a limited breakfast menu, there is the requirement to show that they are providing at least three main foods that are produced in Northumberland for their guests, e.g. kippers, bacon and sausage.

Other hospitality businesses, e.g. pubs, cafes, hotels, restaurants and similar, will have to prove they have at least nine main foods divided between the breakfast, lunch and evening menu. Should they only provide breakfast and lunch, or lunch and evening meals, then they must prove that they use six main foods divided between the two menus.