New animation from AIC explains benefit of former foodstuffs in animal feed
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and UK Former Food Processors Association (UKFFPA) have created a short, animated video to help farmers, food and feed manufacturers, legislators, and the public, understand the value of including former food products in livestock feed.
The animation explains the role of the UKFFPA, and the work of its members – who take former foods from UK food manufacturers to create animal feed products. It details the process of collecting those former foods and how they are transformed into safe, nutritious livestock feed, saving over 650,000 tonnes of food that would otherwise go to waste.
David Moss, Technical Manager, at AIC Services, says, “The UKFFPA and its members play a significant role in promoting the circular economy by reducing food waste and supporting a sustainable UK agri-food supply chain.
“Animal feed products produced by the UKFFPA members have recently acquired Global Feed Lifecycle Assessment Institute (GFLI) verified carbon footprint scoring, which further demonstrates the beneficial impact of using former foods within animal feed to help reduce a farm’s environmental footprint.
“We hope that this animation helps to encourage greater use of former food in animal feed, which will contribute to reducing environmental pollution and our reliance on importing raw materials.”
The animation can be viewed on the UKFFPA page of the AIC website, or on YouTube. Farmers and animal feed manufacturers are encouraged to share this video with customers and stakeholders to help explain why former foods are an important source of nutrition for livestock.
AIC is the UK trade association representing the agricultural supply chain sectors of Arable Marketing, Crop Protection and Agronomy, Feed, Fertiliser and Seeds, since its inception in 2003. In all, AIC represents members responsible for some £9 billion of farm trade. A significant part of its work is political lobbying and influencing as well as supporting members with technical information.
AIC Services, which is the professional services arm of AIC manages a range of services, including Assurance Schemes recognised by UK government as essential tools to underpin feed & food safety alongside fertiliser security. Currently these include:
- Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops (TASCC)
- Feed Materials Assurance Scheme (FEMAS)
- Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS)
- European Seed Treatment Assurance (ESTA)
- Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS)
- Feed Adviser Register (FAR)
- Renewable Energy Directive (RED)
- Forage Assurance Scheme (FAA)
- AIC Services Palm Oil Credit Scheme (APOCS)
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