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Single issue policy making at European and UK levels appears to be reducing the ability of British agriculture to achieve its objective of ‘producing more from less’, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation – the trade body for Britain’s agriculture supply industry.
Updated Feed / Food Scheme list published: 15 June 2015
An updated list of Food/ Feed Supplier schemes recognised by AIC has been published.
AIC are delighted to announce that after years of discussion between AIC Services and the Department for Transport (DfT) the DfT Dangerous Goods Division has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AIC granting “Earned Recognition” to FIAS certified hauliers with respect to the security requirements contained within ADR Chapter 1.10.
AIC welcomes new guidance on safe securing of loads: 21 May 2015
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has welcomed the Department for Transport’s updated guidance on safe securing of loads for vehicle operators.
Fertiliser Security Plan Promotion Welcomed by AIC: 2 December 2014
The campaign was a national initiative run by Home Office, which is keen to see even greater adoption of the plan across the industry.
Outbreak of avian influenza in East Yorkshire: 17 November 2014
The Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed that highly pathogenic avian influenza is present in England. Defra has issued a Declaration of a Protection Zone and a Surveillance Zone following the outbreak.
Give Us the Tools to Deliver Sustainability: 13 November 2014
Technology is vital to environmental and economic sustainability for UK agriculture. This was the recurring message from speakers at this year’s AgriBusiness 2015 conference organised by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).
The challenges of delivering sustainable agriculture while meeting growing global demands for food will feature high on the agenda for this year’s AIC Agribusiness Conference.
The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) will deliver industry savings of some £2 million as a result of ‘earned recognition’.
US Government Report recognises contribution of FIAS to safe storage and handling of ammonium nitrate in UK: 23 May 2014
A United States Government report, produced in the aftermath of the West fertiliser incident in 2013 recognises how the Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) has contributed to safe storage and handling of ammonium nitrate in the UK.