Please note that the guidance listed applies to England. However, and where appropriate, there are links to the controls applying to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in these different sets of guidance documents.
The purpose of this Regulation is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment as well as the free movement of substances, mixtures and articles within scope of the controls.
The Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales) were amended in 2018 to implement the requirements of the ‘Medium Combustion Plant’ (MCP) Directive and additional controls on ‘Specified Generators’.
Sustainability is an increasingly important item on AIC’s agenda as the sustainability of the entire food supply chain attracts greater attention from NGOs, retailers and Governments, with deforestation in relation to soya being given particular focus.
In July 2020, Defra and the Devolved Administrations issued a joint Circular Economy Package policy statement confirming the UK’s commitment to a more circular economy which will see the UK keeping resources in use as long as possible, extracting maximum value from them, minimizing waste and promoting resource efficiency.
These Regulations establish criteria for evaluating the potential risks, harmonised procedures for risk assessment and authorisation, provisions for the labelling of feed consisting of and containing GMOs and produced from GMOs as well as the traceability and labelling of GMOs and the traceability of food and feed products produced from them.
Related information includes the GM Food and Feed – Notification of Existing Products and links to both the GB and EU list of authorised GMO’s.
For feed advisers who are FACTS and/or BASIS qualified and members of the Professional Register, BASIS points have been allocated to the FAR Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training for 2020-21 considering Anti-Microbial Resistance and the role good nutrition can play in helping to reduce antibiotic use on farm.
The Regulation provides the framework for the authorisation of feed additives requiring a scientific evaluation demonstrating that the additive has no harmful effects, on human and animal health and on the environment. Related information includes both the EU and GB Registers of Feed Additives.
AIC have embarked on a new series of projects to better communicate the AIC message, the work of the AIC sectors and other specific campaigns. One of these projects is to produce a number of animations that can be used via our website and on other digital media.
Following on from last Friday's webinar (26th March) for feed members on an update on UK-EU trade issues, you can find a recording of the webinar here: | https://zoom.us/rec/share/PB7pkMwPs9-3nNpso8plZe3pPiu5qce1kpqkhx6EgwoU4mLXBxYuc1vcBfzQbFuA.q0QNAWV8UNs1m3yn?startTime=1616769126000
Following on from previous webinars for feed sector members on EU exit, the AIC will be hosting a short Q&A webinar for members Friday 26th March at 2.30pm until 3.15pm | The webinar will allow James McCulloch and Ed Barker to provide an update on the latest information on EU exit, as well as providing the opportunity for members to ask any questions or share any information with us.
APHA have provided the following guidance for businesses: | Exporters If you are exporting to the EU a definitive list of establishments approved to export to the EU including your TRACES number is on GOV.UK via this link .