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Former foodstuffs are part of the food production chain, says EU: 18 June 2018

The UK Former Foodstuffs Processing Association (UKFFPA) has welcomed the revised European Waste Framework Directive, which clarifies the situation on the status of former foodstuff. The new directive includes an exclusion for substances destined for use as feed materials, as called for by EFFPA (the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association).

Job Opportunity - Voluntary Initiative Operations Director: 15 June 2018

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Taking the initiative to deliver Soil Health for UK agricultural soils: 13 June 2018

With wide backing, a new initiative for Soil Health is bringing together scientists, academics, industry, farm advisers and farming bodies including the Agricultural Industries Confederation to take a long-term approach to understanding and improving the health of soils across UK farmland for generations to come.

AIC disappointed by EU Court ruling on neonicotinoids: 17 May 2018

The Agricultural Industries Confederation has expressed disappointment at the ruling given by the European General Court that has rejected industry evidence that the European Commission decision to restrict certain uses of three neonicotinoids did not have a legal basis.

AIC response to Defra Command Paper: Environmental enhancement must be coupled with agricultural production and support for innovation: 8 May 2018

In its response to the Command Paper: Health and Harmony, the Agricultural Industries Confederation welcomes the level of aspiration but calls for government to balance the paper's drive for environmental enhancement against an equal drive for agricultural production and innovation.

April 2018 EU guidelines give a boost to former foodstuffs industry

April 2018 EU guidelines give a boost to former foodstuffs industry: 25 April 2018

The UK Former Foodstuffs Processing Association (UKFFPA) has welcomed the European Commission’s publication of ‘Guidelines for the feed use of food no longer intended for human consumption’. The Association, which represents companies processing 650,000 tonnes of former foodstuffs annually, believes that the Guidelines will help the industry in several ways.

FAR aims to reduce livestock emissions through latest training Module: 16 April 2018

The Feed Adviser Register (FAR) run by the Agricultural Industries Confederation has launched its latest training module – Module 4 – which focusses on how nutrition and general livestock management can reduce environmental emissions.

New code approved to minimise risk of elevated erucic acid levels in certified seed: 12 April 2018

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB), representing the seed breeding and distribution of certified seed, have launched a new code of practice to demonstrate that elevated levels of erucic acid, seen in oilseed rape crops over the past three years do not originate from certified seed.

New online i-learning will enable grain traders to demonstrate proficiency

New online i-learning will enable grain traders to demonstrate proficiency: 6 March 2018

The Agricultural Industries Confederation has launched on on-line assessment tool - 'Developing Standards in On-Farm Grain Trading' which will enable those involved in trading grain ex-farm to demonstrate their standards of proficiency.

AIC Comment On EFSA Findings On Neonicotinoids: 28 February 2018

The Agricultural Industries Confederation has noted the conclusions reached by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on the risk of granular and seed treatments of three neonicotinoids clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, to bees.


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