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About the UKFFPA


  • In the UK, over 650,000 tonnes of former foodstuffs are processed and/or handled or sent direct to farm each year to create livestock feed worth £110 million.
  • Products could be classified as waste without effective and safe processing and/or handling or directly delivering to farm.
  • Surplus foodstuffs including out of specification food, potato chips or breakfast cereals that are the wrong size or shape; leftover dough and liquid chocolate, surplus bread collected from retailers and bakeries.
  • The EU and the UK are striving for sustainability and processors are making a vital contribution. 
  • The UKFFPA is an affiliate of the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) Ltd

Setting up the UKFFPA

  • The UKFFPA was set up in 2013 with the support from the Food Standards Agency (FSA)
  • It’s activities at UK level are complementary to those of the European Former Foodstuffs Processors Association (EFFPA) at EU level
  • It represents the former foodstuffs sector as well as safeguarding its activities and promoting its interests on issues affecting its members.

UKFFPA Structure

  • Chairman - Paul Featherstone – also Chairman of the EFPPA
  • Vice Chairman - John Rigby
  • Committee – Members of the association
  • Secretariat - Inge Verwoerd, James McCulloch, AIC/UKFFPA

Who operates UKFFPA?

  • The Agricultural Industries Confederation provides the Secretariat for UKFFPA
  • The Chairman is currently Paul Featherstone , who is also Chairman of the EFFPA
  • Committee members are volunteers who work for companies that produce animal feed from former foodstuffs and supply processed feed materials to feed compounders and/or livestock
  • The Committee meet 2 times a year to discuss matters arising and changes to current legislation and policy 
  • The meetings are co-ordinated by the UKFFPA secretariat who will also provide the working papers for the meetings.


  • Withernay - 01759 318322 -
  • Leafield Feeds - 01924 820500
  • Cave Liquid Haulage Ltd - 01264 790079
  • AB Nutrition Limited - 01270 618360
  • A Tucker & Son Ltd - 01226 781598
  • W Rigby & Son Ltd - 01663 750595
  • Sugarich - 01280 840692 -
  • AC Shropshire Ltd - 01162 862358 - 

UKFFPA Terms of Reference

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Terms of reference, constitution and rules of the UK Former Foodstuff Processors Association