AIC at 20: Representing former foodstuffs as valuable source of animal feed
As AIC marks 20 years as the UK agri-supply industry’s leading trade association, we're looking back at some of its greatest achievements since it was founded in 2003.
Each week throughout 2023, we’ll explore a major achievement where AIC represented its Member businesses, promoted the benefits of modern commercial agriculture in the UK, and supported collaboration throughout the food chain.
This week we’re revisiting how AIC gave greater representation and support to former foodstuffs processors, recognising these products as a valuable source of animal feed.
In 2011 food was highlighted as a key sector where resource efficiency should be improved following the European Commission’s Roadmap to a resource efficient Europe report.
Processed former foodstuffs – such as broken or misshapen food products including bread, biscuits, and breakfast cereals, or fruit and vegetable peelings and trimmings – are not waste and have long provided a valuable source of animal feed provided they meet food and feed safety legislative controls.
With the support of the Food Standards Agency, the UK Former Foodstuffs and Processors Association (UKFFPA) was set up as an AIC affiliate in 2014.
The UKFFPA was set up to represent the former foodstuffs sector, as well as support and promote its interests on issues directly affecting Members.
It lobbies for a legislative framework and implementation to maximise the safe use of food products which do not directly enter the human food chain.
This mirrored The European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation’s (FEFAC) creation of the European Former Foodstuffs Association (EFFPA) in 2013.
Watch the video below to find out more about former foodstuffs.
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