16 Mar 2022
by Gillian Barrow

TASCC Short notice audits and return to on-site audits


From the 1st April all AIC assurance schemes (FEMAS, TASCC, FIAS, UFAS, ESTA) will revert to on-site audits. 

 AIC's aim is to ensure the safety of both the auditor and the participant from Covid-19, whilst ensuring that standards are upheld within the agri-supply sector. Certified companies will still have access to, and the use of, the on-line portals to submit documents before their audit allowing it to take place in the most efficient way. The post-audit submission of corrective actions will continue to be carried out via the on-line portal.

Any requests for derogations from this approach will need to be submitted to the Certification Body along with justification for the derogation, decisions will be made on a case by case basis after consultation with AIC.

AIC are continually reviewing the latest Government advice on the COVID-19 pandemic and will be guided by the Government in this area.  AIC will closely monitor the situation and keep Participants informed of any changes.

Following the implementation of TASCC 2021 it was agreed that one audit in a three year rotation would be carried out at short notice with 24 hours notice given by the auditor.  Therefore when booking your audit you will be notified if it falls within your rotation year of being short notice.

If your TASCC audit is carried out in conjunction with another AIC assurance scheme audit,  your TASCC audit will be conducted at short notice including the other AIC Scheme or you can opt out and only have your TASCC audit at short notice.  Your non-TASCC audit will be scheduled separately however, the cost saving of a joint audit will be lost and the separate audit will be invoiced as standard fees.


Gillian Barrow

Gillian Barrow

Technical Manager, AIC Services

Gill Barrow is Technical Manager for AIC Services. Gill is based at AIC Head Office, Peterborough and is responsible for the management and coordination of the AIC assurance scheme TASCC.

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01733 385274

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