Please find the results of the fresh samples taken during the 2020 harvest. The contaminants project, of which AIC is a partner, is entering its final year in 2021 though AHDB have proposed, due to impacts of Covid-19 on the workloads and company resources, to extend the current project by a further 12 months.
On Wednesday 27 January 2021 between 14:00-16:00 UK time the UK’s Border Protocol and Delivery Group will be holding a webinar on Microsoft Teams to discuss border procedural formalities for Exporting Goods from GB to the EU and from EU to GB via Belgium and the Netherlands.
The EU legislation and guidance provided here might be of interest to the UK feed industry. This may be of particular interest to those exporting feeds to the EU and also to feed businesses operating in or trading with Northern Ireland.
AIC have received notification from the Irish Government of their intention to hold a webinar, in conjunction with FSAI and HSE, on SPS Certification and Health Checks for Products Entering Ireland from GB.
Government has asked AIC to settle on a final CCA target in relative energy efficiency terms for the feed sector of a 3.694% reduction by 31 December 2022 compared to the 2018 baseline. This has been achieved as a result of AIC’s counter proposal to the original 6.667%.
Consultation seeking stakeholders’ views on proposals to amend the Food Law Code of Practice (the Code) and Food Law Practice Guidance (the Practice Guidance), in Wales, and implement the FSA Knowledge and skills for the effective delivery of official food and feed controls and other activities (Competency Framework).
The latest update of the FEMAS Maize Aflatoxin Protocol has been published. The only change from the previous version is that based on data collected from the 2020 harvest, Ukraine has been moved from Medium Risk to Low Risk.
AIC are receiving a number of queries from members regarding the position of trading with the EU and in particular Northern Ireland after 1 st January 2021. It should be noted that negotiations between the EU and UK on a future agreement are still ongoing and they may materially change a significant amount of the guidance that we have already.
FSA have issued updated guidance on the requirements for 3rd country suppliers (meaning EU and ROW) of certain feed categories to GB to appoint representatives in GB. | A representative is required by manufacturers of certain higher risk feeds including:
Members may have seen reports in the press that the UK Government has signalled its intention to drop tariffs levied on certain imports from the USA, as part of the ongoing Airbus-Boeing dispute between the EU and the USA.
This guidance document can be used to develop a sampling and analysis schedule forming part of a UFAS Participant’s Quality Management System, to ensure both nutritional integrity and feed safety are always maintained.
AIC Feed Executive Committee have endorsed a proposal for AIC to set up a Game Feed Committee. AIC have welcomed the initiatives of the British Game Alliance on assurance and on reducing antibiotic use and consider there is a role for the game feed sector to play in supporting these, and other, initiatives.