After industry consultation over the last year, the Agricultural Industries Confederation has concluded that there is no current end market demand for a UK Gatekeeper Protocol for domestic combinable crops for feed and food, but that assurance scheme providers should continue to develop their schemes according to market needs.
Belonging to the Feed Adviser Register demonstrates competence and professional standards for those giving advice about animal nutrition. Completion of core training and CPD modules provides a Level 5 qualification which is widely recognised.
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.
The UK and European feed industries' response to environmental concerns are set out in the AIC Roadmap - Agri-supply roadmap for a sustainable food chain; FEFAC Feed Sustainability Charter 2030; AIC respond to Government's "Due diligence on forest risk commodities' consultation.
These regulations provide a legislative framework for food and feed businesses and applies to the stages of production, processing and distribution of food and feed.
Related information includes the Defra/FSA Salmonella Code of Practice for Salmonella in animal feed, HACCP information, third country representation for animal feed business, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and the Rapid Alert for Food and Feed (RASFF).
The following documents have been prepared for this area:
Gatekeeper Protocol press release; Position Statement – Introduction of the Gatekeeper protocol into the UK; FAQ – Assessment of Gatekeeper protocol into the UK; Presentation – Assessment of AIC Gatekeeper protocol into the UK