An increasingly important item on AIC’s agenda is the sustainability of the entire food supply chain as it attracts greater attention from NGOs, retailers and governments, with deforestation in relation to soya being given particular focus.
This document is intended to outline the checks and controls in place to ensure grain and feedstuffs in the UK are safe and legal whether it arrives from an already assured supply chain or production or is from outside of an assured chain.
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.
Action has been agreed between AIC, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and veterinary profession to ensure that the vet is in control of the diagnosis of any disease in the animals under his/her care and the subsequent medication required. Thus, medicated feed is never delivered until the vet has issued the MFSp to the feed supplier and copied the farmer.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a system that was devised to identify, evaluate and control hazards that are significant for food safety. The aim of this introduction is to help companies to understand and implement effective HACCP in the Agri Feed/ Food supply chain. Additional AIC Guidance documents will cover in more detail key aspects of the HACCP process.
AIC HACCP May 2009 A Practical Guide for the Agri-Food Supply Chain This Guide is designed for use both by companies for whom HACCP may be a completely new concept and also for those companies with prior experience of HACCP. This document has been accepted by the European Commission as part of FEFAC’s EFMC Guide to good practice under the EU Feed Hygiene Regulation