Following the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed Section (SCoPAFF) Phytopharmaceutical section meeting on 16 / 17 July there was support for the non-renewal of benalaxyl and bromoxynil (and fenamiphos).
Following the announcement on the 21st September that the UK Coronavirus Alert Level had been increased from three to four, AIC in consultation with the audit and certification bodies has decided to pause on site audits across all schemes with immediate effect until further notice. This decision has been taken to ensure we continue to minimise the risk to the health of Scheme Participants and auditors alike, whilst also maintaining the integrity of the schemes.
Ricardo consulting on behalf of the Scottish Government are carrying out research on the potential for leguminous crops in Scotland which could also support GHG mitigation. Dave Freeman from Ricardo would like to hear your views on this subject.
AIC has received confirmation from the Environment Agency (EA) that all feed mills in scope of the Industrial Emissions Directive will still need to comply with the associated legally binding Best Available Techniques (BAT (page 76-78 for animal feed) by the 4 th December 2023 - regardless of any delay in the EA’s start of the Permit review process. The date is set in the legislation and therefore will not change.
Minister Prentis announced on 18 September 2020 that outdoor uses of metaldehyde will be withdrawn. This follows a Defra review of the decision taken in December 2018 to withdraw outdoor uses of metaldehyde.