There is no substitute for quality.

We are an owner-managed family business in Osnabrück, Germany and we stand for premium sausage and ham specialities. Our products are characterized by traditional craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology and attention to detail.

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The utmost care for great taste.

Production of our delicious products requires many different hand movements. Genuine craftsmanship that our employees master perfectly. With their skills and attention to detail, we ensure unique taste experiences each day anew.

Our high quality standards are reflected in every thought and action.


In the Bedford facilities, our premium hams have all the time in the world to develop their perfect flavour.


When we promise quality, we keep this promise.


That which is nothing, also costs nothing – and vice versa.


We have a great combination of a large, special assortment and many well-trained professionals.


All transparent.

Do you want to know where your ham came from?

We are one of the very first companies ever to make this possible: From birth, raising the animal to transport of the animal and the slaughter plant location; at Bedford everything is transparent. Because our quality is always something to be proud of.

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Energy management

With our energy policy, we commit ourselves to increasing our energy-efficiency in the long term through a continuous improvement process. To implement these goals, we have introduced an energy management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001.

Guaranteed green

We obtain 100% of the electricity we consume from renewable sources. Furthermore, the consumed electricity has been produced in a CO2-neutral manner.

Food standard

Bedford GmbH + Co KG, Wurst- & Schinkenmanufaktur has been certified according to the IFS Food Standard, at Higher Level, since 2013 and according to FSSC 22000 since 2023. This international and independent standard ensures that food safety requirements and the HACCP system are met.


A ham that improves the world.

Our initiative: 17 years of Osnabrück Peace Ham, that which is beyond price has been achieved. With every Osnabrück Peace Ham sold, 1 € automatically goes to one of our aid projects. Since the financing of the “Bedford School” in Angola has been secured by the Angolan government, Bedford has concentrated its commitment on the trouble spot Myanmar, formerly Burma. It is one of the poorest countries in the world. Here the population is still suffering from the consequences of decades of military dictatorship and oppression. Thanks to this commitment, more than 5000 children have already been helped.

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Osnabrück Peace Ham

Every Osnabrück Peace Ham contributes to joy and education. Bedford has been working with the aid organisation “terre des hommes” since 2003 and has already been able to raise a considerable amount of money with this delicious ham speciality.

Total amount donated in the period from 2003 to today:

1.193.249,00 €

This sum shows the current amount achieved since 2003 through sales of the Osnabrück Peace Ham from Bedford. Once a year the collected sum is formally presented to “terre des hommes”.


For the best quality you need the best employees.

We are a family business and without our excellent employees our products would not be as high-quality and excellent as they are. Consequently we would like to introduce some of our employees to you at this point: the people at Bedford.