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AIC Services Feed & Food Assurance Schemes introduce NEW audit regimes

17 February 2020

In response to the need to demonstrate increasing levels of robustness in the feed assurance schemes AIC Services will be introducing a range of NEW short notice and unannounced audits for the FEMAS, TASCC and UFAS assurance schemes from Q1, 2020.

Following a detailed consultation with the relevant industry sectors, the new auditing regime demonstrates a flexible approach to each scheme and type of business the participant operates. The common theme however is that the changes represent a higher level of auditing within the combinable crops, feed and feed ingredient sectors. More information can be found on the AIC Services trade assurance website.

Commenting on the new auditing regime, John Kelley – Managing Director of AIC Services said: “This will really add to the credibility of the schemes both to customers and the Government and ensure that the schemes maintain their position as a trusted source of feed and food assurance – which becomes even more important as the UK begins to operate outside the EU.”

The audit bodies have been gearing up for this work both in terms of training new auditors and ensuring a coordinated approach across the schemes.

John Kelley
Chief Operating Officer, AIC
Managing Director, AIC Services 

ENDS

About AIC

AIC is the UK trade association representing the agricultural supply chain sectors of Arable Marketing, Crop Protection and Agronomy, Feed, Fertiliser and Seeds, since its inception in 2003. In all, AIC represents members responsible for some £9 billion of farm trade. A significant part of its work is political lobbying and influencing as well as supporting members with technical information.

AIC Services, which is the professional services arm of AIC manages a range of services, including Assurance Schemes recognised by UK government as essential tools to underpin feed & food safety alongside fertiliser security.  Currently these include:

TASCC

Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops

FEMAS

Feed Materials Assurance Scheme

UFAS

Universal Feed Assurance Scheme

ESTA

European Seed Treatment Assurance

FIAS

Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme

FAR

Feed Adviser Register

RED

Renewable Energy Directive

FAA

Forage Assurance Scheme

APOCS

AIC Services Palm Oil Credit Scheme

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sriley@rdp.co.uk

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