Following conversations and meetings with Defra, AIC can confirm that businesses in the food sector can apply for government-funded lateral flow technology (LFT/LFD) to test asymptomatic workers. The details - sent to us from from Defra - explain how to apply and what conditions need to be met.
Following previous notice of Defra's consultation on urea, and our position statement (FR20-022) the matter has been extensively debated within the Fertiliser Executive with the input and support of the Sector's Agriculture and Environment Committee.
In 2018, the AHDB formally consulted upon a new five year strategy to inform its future activity and prioritisation of work for each of its sectors. The AIC provided a comprehensive response to that consultation, and in December 2020 the AHDB announced its five year strategy following that consultation process.
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.
The International Committee Road Transport association (ICRT), which includes GMP International, Qualimat Transport, Ovocom, QS, EFISC-GTP, AIC, and AMA-Marketing, has launched a new website for the International Database Transport (for) Feed (IDTF) including new cleaning regimes for inland waterways transport.
Due to the ongoing challenges faced by Covid-19, the Department for Transport has announced there will be a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained drivers' hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for the general haulage of goods in Great Britain.
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.
AIC’s Head of Policy and External Affairs appeared on the Farmers Weekly podcast to explain the current challenges being faced by AIC members as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU, and what it means for agricultural supply businesses.
As noted in November ( S20-035 ) no applications for derogations on spring seed germination have been made. This was partly due to EU Exit and challenges on administering a derogation, but principally because there were very limited comments from members at the time about any need for one.