AIC has launched the Trade Assurance Consultant Register (TACR) to help agri-supply businesses that need advice and support from consultants and advisers in relation to their trade assurance schemes for feed and food safety (UFAS, FEMAS and TASCC), fertiliser safety and security (FIAS), seed quality (ESTA), and the Renewable Energy Directive (RED).
AIC has successfully lobbied UK Government to continue to allow EU laboratories, alongside the UK’s HSL Buxton site, to be used for fertiliser Detonation Resistance Tests for ammonium nitrate destined for the UK market.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has announced its annual Agribusiness conference will take place on 16 November in Peterborough, focussing on how the industry will manage disruptive shocks in the agri-food supply chain.
AIC welcomes the release of the Government’s white paper on food strategy for England and, given the multiple challenges facing our food system, is encouraged that several commitments have been made to drive resilience and support sustainable food production in the UK.
After industry consultation over the last year, the Agricultural Industries Confederation has concluded that there is no current end market demand for a UK Gatekeeper Protocol for domestic combinable crops for feed and food, but that assurance scheme providers should continue to develop their schemes according to market needs.
The following documents have been prepared for this area:
Gatekeeper Protocol press release; Position Statement – Introduction of the Gatekeeper protocol into the UK; FAQ – Assessment of Gatekeeper protocol into the UK; Presentation – Assessment of AIC Gatekeeper protocol into the UK
The UK Former Foodstuff Processors Association (UKFFPA) and the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has for the first time released verified carbon footprint scores for former food products (foodstuff) used in animal feed.
AIC and AIC Services, which manages FIAS is reminding farmers of their responsibilities to store fertiliser safely and securely, in light of the rising cost of nitrogen-based fertiliser and potential excess stock on farms.