Trade Assurance Schemes



Providing safe feed and food is essential to ensure that the risk of a food or feed ‘incident’ is minimised. A complex web of supply chains combine to achieve this and the Agricultural Industries Confederation’s (AIC) food & feed trade assurance schemes form a vital part of the ’assured chain’ which minimises risk.

AIC has also developed schemes to ensure the safety and security of the GB fertiliser supply chain, and the safe and responsible use of seed dressings.

The AIC assurance schemes are designed for:

  • Feed compounders and merchants
  • Feed ingredient producers and suppliers
  • Fertiliser manufacturers and merchants
  • Grain merchants and stores
  • Seed processors
  • Grain, feed and fertiliser hauliers

All the schemes are operated by independent certification bodies under current accreditation from UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service). Certification to these schemes can be separate to, or added onto, AIC membership. See the "How to join" link on the individual scheme pages for more details.