Assessment of introducing Gatekeeping assurance into 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. This video summarises the information considered by AIC in reaching these conclusions.
John Kelley is Chief Operating Officer, which includes the management of AIC Services, and is based at the AIC Head Office, Peterborough.
He was part of the original team that brought the associations together to form AIC in 2003.
Previous to this he has worked for major blue chip retailers, a produce supplier group and a consultancy. He also obtained an MBA through the Open Business School and an BSc (Hons) from Nottingham University.
Simon Williams is Technical Manager for AIC Services. He is based at AIC Head Office, Peterborough and is responsible for the management and coordination of the FEMAS and UFAS assurance schemes as well as being the key contact for mutual recognition with European scheme owners and managing Earned Recognition relationships with UK feed and food competent authorities.
Previous to his role with AIC, Simon was employed in a variety of technical roles in the food industry covering primary and further processing of meat, breakfast cereals and a product technologist role with a major retailer.
Commission will proceed with renewal of approval of glyphosate for a period of 10 years, subject to certain new conditions and restrictions after no qualified majority outcome vote at Appeal Committee.