News and Events
Gill Barrow – NEW Technical Manager, AIC Services: 23 June 2020
AIC Services are delighted to announce that Gill Barrow joined AIC Services as a replacement Technical Manager for Garry Rudd in early June. She will be taking on responsibility for TASCC, RED, ESTA and will work with the other Technical Managers within AIC Services on a range of agri-supply technical projects.
AIC Services in conjunction with the certification bodies have led the agri-supply sector in adopting remote auditing during the COVID 19 pandemic. This method of auditing has proved to be a reliable way of auditing companies and has the support of various sectors of the agri-supply industry.
I am delighted to announce that Edward Barker has been appointed to the role of Head of Policy & External Affairs at AIC and will commence employment with AIC on Tuesday 1st September 2020.
The Feed Adviser Register (FAR) is set to launch its new “Find a Feed Adviser Checker” on 8th June. This online checker is a new initiative by FAR, which will allow farmers to find nearby feed companies that employ registered feed advisers.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has announced the promotion of Catherine Barrett as its new Head of Arable Marketing and Seed. In her new role, Catherine will lead her sectors in representing Members’ interests with Defra and other government and non-government bodies and organisations.
AIC – Supply Chain Update: 3 April 2020
The AIC remains in close contact with members across all sectors (Animal Feed, Arable Marketing, Crop Protection, Fertiliser and Seed) right across the country. At the current time reports are that supplies chains are working hard and holding up as business adapts to the rapidly changing economy.
AIC Assurance Schemes to start “Remote Auditing”: 3 April 2020
Following the decision taken in March to suspend auditing of all AIC Trade Assurance Schemes, the certification bodies have been working with AIC staff to develop a new approach to enable certification of participants to continue.
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.