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FIAS 2021 Consultation launched

27 July 2020

AIC is pleased to announce the launch of consultation on the draft FIAS 2021 Standard, due to be introduced on 1st February 2021. Documents can be found on the AIC website: www.aictradeassurance.org.uk/fias/documents/fias-standards-consultation-2021.

The current FIAS 2016 standard has been thoroughly reviewed over the past year by the FIAS Review Group and Working Group, with the aim of clarifying, simplifying and re-emphasising the FIAS principles of legislation, security, product safety, traceability and good practice for fertiliser manufacture, storage, sales and haulage.

Key changes proposed include merging of previous separate documents into a single FIAS standard with colour coded sections; a change of numbering and format similar to that of the AIC TASCC scheme; clarification of requirements for derogation of contractors;  rewording of product recall requirements; updates to legislation or guidance where applicable and provision of links direct to relevant documents for online users. 

The new standard will be accompanied by a provision of guidance and templates on the AIC website.  

Responses are invited by email to Roberta Reeve by the closing date at roberta.reeve@agindustries.org.uk. The consultation period will run until 5pm on Wednesday 9th September. 

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About AIC

AIC is the UK trade association representing the agricultural supply chain sectors of Arable Marketing, Crop Protection and Agronomy, Feed, Fertiliser and Seeds, since its inception in 2003. In all, AIC represents members responsible for some £9 billion of farm trade. A significant part of its work is political lobbying and influencing as well as supporting members with technical information.

AIC Services, which is the professional services arm of AIC manages a range of services, including Assurance Schemes recognised by UK government as essential tools to underpin feed & food safety alongside fertiliser security.  Currently these include:

TASCC

Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops

FEMAS

Feed Materials Assurance Scheme

UFAS

Universal Feed Assurance Scheme

ESTA

European Seed Treatment Assurance

FIAS

Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme

FAR

Feed Adviser Register

RED

Renewable Energy Directive

FAA

Forage Assurance Scheme

APOCS

AIC Services Palm Oil Credit Scheme

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