News and Events
AIC - Coronavirus Supply Chain Update: 19 March 2020
AIC Members across the agricultural supply chain are reacting to and making preparations for the rapid spread of Coronavirus and the resulting impact it will have on the UK’s availability of food and feed. Our top priority is to comply with Government rules to delay the spread of disease, while at the same time ensuring that feed and food supplies continue uninterrupted.
AIC Assurance Schemes – updated response to Coronavirus: 19 March 2020
AIC has been monitoring the development of the coronavirus pandemic, and the evolving advice from the UK government on minimising spread and containment.
AIC Services Feed & Food Assurance Schemes introduce NEW audit regimes: 17 February 2020
In response to the need to demonstrate increasing levels of robustness in the feed assurance schemes AIC Services will be introducing a range of NEW short notice and unannounced audits for the FEMAS, TASCC and UFAS assurance schemes from Q1, 2020.
AIC appoints new Policy Manager to shape forward-thinking agenda: 11 February 2020
AIC is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Pearson as Policy Manager. Andrew’s role will involve working across all five sectors of AIC, analysing the latest information and data in order to develop solutions for the most pressing issues facing agri-supply businesses and UK agriculture.
AIC welcomes early re-introduction of Agricultural Bill: 20 January 2020
“We welcome this early re-introduction of the Agriculture Bill to the House of Commons”, said AIC Chief Executive Robert Sheasby, “clarifying key issues for the sector ahead of any significant trade agreements is crucial for our members”.
Landmark report shows significant progress in water quality resulting from trusted face to face advice on farms : 30 October 2019
Following advice from the government’s Catchment Sensitive Farming service (CSF), eight in ten farmers have benefitted from advice helping them to make improvements in water quality on their farms, according to a new report published by Natural England.
New i-learning module for FIAS Merchants: 29 October 2019
AIC Services has added a new module to its Trade Assurance Scheme i-learning portfolio to support participants of the FIAS scheme.
AIC Services launches Palm Oil Credit Scheme (APOCS) to support sustainable supply chains: 5 August 2019
AIC Services’ Palm Oil Credit Scheme (APOCS) has been developed in conjunction with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to purchase palm oil credits on behalf of AIC members.
AIC has welcomed a decision by the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) to withdraw a specific provision to prevent potatoes, treated with maleic hydrazide (MH), from being fed to livestock as good news for the livestock feed industry, agronomy businesses as well as potato producers, processors and packers.
AIC improves robustness of assurance schemes: 2 July 2019
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) is improving the robustness of its assurance schemes by launching an identification card for all auditors.