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When you order a Turkey from The Traditional Farm Fresh Turkey Association you can be sure of the tastiest possible Christmas meal.

EU legislation provides a system to protect food names on a geographical or traditional recipe basis. The system highlights regional and traditional food whose authenticity and origin can be guaranteed. Wine and cheese were some of the first to benefit, and within the UK the Traditional Farmfresh Turkey was the first product to gain recognition with a designation for ‘Traditional Speciality Guaranteed’.

The regulations state that to qualify a product ‘must be traditional or established by custom. Distinguishing features of the product must not be due to the geographical area it is produced in, nor entirely based on technical advances in the methods of production’.

The scheme requires annual inspections to ensure that protected products continue to comply with specifications. It protects registered products against imitation throughout the EU, and enables them to carry an EU symbol to help consumers recognise their traditional, authentic nature.

TTFT

The Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association (TFTA) sets the standard for top quality in Christmas turkeys.

Totally Traditional Turkeys are reared and processed in keeping with proven traditional practice to ensure the finest texture and flavour for the most special meal of the year.

The TFTA was formed in 1984 and today has more than 50 farmer members throughout the UK. They choose slower growing breeds and rear them to full maturity. The turkeys are dry plucked, usually by hand, and then hung like a game bird for at least seven days. They are sold through independent butchers, farm shops and direct from the farm.

Golden Turkey Quality Assurance Guarantee

The TFTA’s ‘Golden Turkey’ Quality Assurance Guarantee sets the standard for the very finest quality Christmas turkeys.

The Association was formed in 1984 by like-minded farmers who are passionate about producing the ultimate in Christmas Turkeys in terms of eating quality, welfare standards and environmental responsibility. They choose slower-growing breeds and rear them to full maturity. The turkeys are dry plucked, finished by hand, and then hung like a game bird for at least seven days. Our special way of processing is in keeping with proven traditional practices, to ensure the finest texture and flavour for the most special meal of the year.

There’s also something quite unique about The Traditional Farm-fresh Turkey Association, they were the first product in the UK to gain recognition with a designation for ‘Traditional Speciality Guaranteed.’ This is quite an achievement when you understand the lengths that the EU legislation goes to in protecting food names on a geographical or traditional recipe basis.

The purpose of the law is to protect the reputation of the regional foods and eliminate the unfair competition and misleading of consumers by non-genuine products which may be of inferior quality or of different flavour.

Their system highlights regional and traditional food whose authenticity and origin can be guaranteed, wine and cheese were some of the first to benefit and The Traditional Farm-fresh Turkey Association are proud to display the TSG emblem – it sets them aside from other turkey producers -if you’re looking for the best birds, you need look no further.

You won’t find these turkeys in your local supermarket, The Traditional Farm-fresh Turkey Association offer their turkeys at the farm gate, farm shops, quality butchers and online.

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