About Trade Assurance
AIC have developed a range of Trade Assurance Schemes covering areas of the Agri-supply industry in which our members are engaged. They fall into three categories, Food/ Feed Safety, Fertiliser Security and Traceability and Safe Application of Seed Treatments.
The infographic below has been produced to provide information about some of the key projects and background data of AIC Services.
Food / Feed Safety
UFAS (Universal Feed Assurance Scheme) deals with the production and delivery of compounds feeds and the supply of feeds to the farm.
FEMAS (Feed Materials Assurance Scheme) covers the sourcing and production of feed ingredients, either by certifying complete supply chains or by the “gatekeeper” Intermediate Supplier Standard.
TASCC (Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops) deals with what happens to grains and pulses when they leave the farm to the end user.
Fertiliser Security and Traceability
FIAS (Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme) has been developed to help the industry manage the safety, security and traceability of all fertilisers.
Safe application of plant protection products to seeds
ESTA (European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme) is for the seed treatment industry to preserve essential plant protection products, protect international trade and ensure ongoing investment within the sector.
For guidance for using the ESTA logo please see the ESTA Standard.
All the schemes are operated by independent certification bodies under current accreditation from UKAS (United Kingdom Assurance Service). The schemes are managed in consultation with a variety of stakeholders including scheme participants and government along with customer and supplier groups.
Providing safe feed and food is essential to ensure that the risk of a food or feed ‘incident’ is minimised. A complex web of supply chains combine to achieve this and the Agricultural Industries Confederation’s (AIC) feed trade assurance schemes form a vital part of the ’assured chain’ which minimises risk.
This infographic covers some of the key projects and background data of AIC Services.