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
- 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.
- Chairman - Paul Featherstone – also Chairman of the EFPPA
- Vice Chairman - John Rigby
- Committee – Members of the association
- Secretariat - Inge Verwoerd, James McCulloch, AIC/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.
Terms of reference, constitution and rules of the UK Former Foodstuff Processors Association