06 Oct 2023
by Roberta Reeve, Oli Hill

Report shows how FIAS secures the UK's fertiliser supply chain

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A special report demonstrating how the Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) secures the UK's fertiliser supply chain has been published by AIC Services, which is marking its 20-year anniversary.

The interactive report offers a comprehensive look at the value and security brought by the pioneering trade assurance scheme since it launched in 2006.

It includes a short animated video explaining how and why FIAS was first created against a backdrop of incidents involving fertiliser misuse across the globe, including multiple terror attacks and major incidents such as the Texas fertiliser plant explosion in 2013.

View the full report on the AIC website by clicking below.

John Kelley, Managing Director of AIC Services, said: "FIAS is needed to ensure that fertiliser supply chains remain safe, secure and traceable in the future.

"Threats include the poor storage or transportation of fertilisers as well as the use of fertilisers in improvised explosive devices - this scheme ensures that these threats are minimised.

"The scheme will continue to develop in line with legislation and other changes to ensure FIAS continues to meet the needs of the industry both now and in the future."

Watch the timeline video below to find out more about the need to develop FIAS.

Authors

Roberta Reeve

Roberta Reeve

Technical Manager, AIC Services

Roberta Reeve is Technical Manager for AIC Services. She is based at AIC Head Office, Peterborough and is responsible for the management and coordination of the AIC assurance schemes.

Prior to her role with AIC, Roberta was employed in a variety of development, technical & operational roles in the food industry covering heat processed, chilled & ambient foods.
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385244

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Oli Hill

Oli Hill

Communications Manager, AIC

As Communications Manager, Oli creates and oversees the content published on AIC's website, emails, Member briefings, print publications, and social media.

A qualified multimedia journalist, he previously spent six years working at Farmers Weekly magazine as a Senior Reporter on the arable team, and latterly as Community Editor. More recently he was Communications Manager at Red Tractor.

Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
01733 385230
Twitter:
@oliverjhill_

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