This document provides a summary overview of the key changes made to the FIAS standard 2016 for the next issue in place from April 2021 (version 5). It should be read in conjunction with the relevant section of the revised standard; for convenience clause numbers from FIAS 2016 are also provided.
This document, produced by AIC is for guidance purposes and all retailers and distributors selling via the internet should satisfy themselves that they are meeting the legal requirements in all aspects of fertiliser product sale and supply, storage and transport.
FIAS covers the assurance of all fertilisers intended for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity and any other such commercial use. It does not apply to fertilisers packaged for home garden use. The issues and the risks vary according to the type of fertiliser and it is for this reason that the entire scheme has adopted a “Risk Assessment” approach to achieving the necessary level of assurance.