AIC’s Animal Feed Sector represents over 95% of the UK’s compound animal feed production industry and acts as the voice of the UK animal feed sector. It seeks to support its members’ interests through providing a combination of services including, lobbying, technical support, sharing information and statistics and by providing trade assurance. The aim of the animal feed sector is to improve the competitive position of AIC member companies. We identify, assess and communicate national and international issues that might impact on the competitiveness of the industry and which could affect the long-term sustainability of UK farming and food production.
The aim of the animal feed sector is to improve the competitive position of AIC member companies within the agri supply industry. This is achieved by the sector through following a number of objectives including:
FSA and FSS have launched consultations seeking stakeholders’ views, comments and feedback in relation to regulated product applications for nine genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for food and feed uses, which have been submitted for authorisation.
The legislation outlined in this section applies to the manufacture, sale and supply of animal feed in the United Kingdom and is divided according to the main set of regulations. Links to relevant pieces of legislation and guidance are provided.
There is an ever increasing focus on the environmental impact of feed and AIC provides support for members on the environmental policies affecting feed mills and feeding advice, as well as updates on sustainability issues.
The European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) was founded in 1959 by five national compound feed associations. Now it represents, as full members, 28 national associations in 27 European countries as well as associations in Switzerland, Turkey, Norway, Serbia and Russia with observer/associate member status.
AIC Services Palm Oil Credit Scheme (APOCS) has been launched in conjunction with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to purchase palm oil credits on behalf of AIC members and support sustainable supply chains.
In March 2021, AIC met a panel of MPs who were leading on the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform (TIGRR). AIC presented on the subject of innovation in the animal feed sector, citing gene editing possibilities and regulatory easements in food waste and feed supplement products.
The AIC Feed Sector consists of a number of committees. Each committee and working group has specific aims and objectives in line with the aims and objectives of the sector. The minutes of each committee and working group are published on the website so members can be fully involved in all of the technical discussions.
The UK Former Foodstuffs Processors Association, (an AIC affiliate) represents the former foodstuffs sector as well as safeguarding its activities and promoting its interests on issues affecting its members. James McCulloch, Head of Sector Animal Feed, is the key contact for UKFFPA.
Provides an assurance system for the trading of combinable crops for food, feed and biofuel use, the trading of compound feed and feed materials and the transport and storage of combinable crops and animal feeds to meet safety requirements defined by legislators and industry.