AIC is empowered in all AIC Contracts to declare, where necessary, additional non-business days other than Saturdays, Sundays and officially recognised UK national holidays, for the purpose of passing notices and claims. This does not affect deliveries.
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have published updated biosecurity guidance for poultry keepers following the introduction of the Great Britain-wide Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ). As part of the guidance, poultry keepers are asked to complete a self-assessment biosecurity checklist for their premises.
AIC has received the following email and attachments from Defra: | As you are aware, the second phase of the transition to IPAFFS will introduce Products of Animal Origin via CVED-P and High Risk Food and Feed of Non Animal Origin via CHED-D from the 7 December.
AIC members who have delivered training to NRoSO members in the past will be aware that due to Covid-19, the annual training event for NRoSO members will be delivered online this year. This decision was taken by City and Guilds after weighing up the Covid -19 risks to trainers and trainees by going ahead with face to face meetings against the benefits of face to face training.
The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have now confirmed that the H5N8 Avian Influenza found on a broiler breeder farm in Herefordshire is a highly pathogenic strain. As a result additional biosecurity measures are now in place within a 10km radius of the farm.
As outlined in Member Briefing G20-121 , in August, Defra launched a consultation on due diligence on certain forest risk commodities such as soy and palm oil. You can find our response to the consultation here .