New TASCC Codes issued ready for harvest 2014
6 February 2014
The Agricultural Industries Association (AIC) has issued the new Codes of Practice for its Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops (TASCC). The scheme is effective from the 1st February 2014 and will remain in place for two years. This action is being taken to allow TASCC participants plenty of time to implement the codes before the start this year’s harvest period.
TASCC is the leading trade assurance scheme for combinable crops in the UK and covers the supply chain from farm gate to primary processor - encompassing grain storage, haulage, merchanting and testing. TASCC is the only UK assurance scheme of its type to have mutual recognition status with all sectors of the grain trade both nationally and internationally.
The new codes can be viewed on the AIC website at www.agindustries.org.uk . As well as the codes on the website, there is a summary of changes document and several template documents for hauliers, storekeepers and trailer hire companies.
The TASCC Working Group has worked hard over the last 18 months in liaison with stakeholders to ensure that the codes reflect the latest legislative, industry and customer practice and that TASCC businesses meet these requirements. The codes are also instrumental in helping businesses manage feed safety incidents by ensuring that the necessary due diligence is carried out.
Another benefit to TASCC participants is the “Assurance Alert” email system which helps TASCC participants, as well as their customers and suppliers, keep up to date with any changes to the status of a participant i.e. certified or suspended. There is no extra cost for this service and TASCC is the only combinable crops scheme for the supply industry that offers it.
Anyone wishing to find out more about TASCC should contact Garry Rudd at AIC on 01733 385230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garry Rudd, Technical Manager, AIC 01733 385230
Peter Crowe, Ware Anthony Rust 01223 272800
email@example.com m: 07967 504034
Notes for editors
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) is the leading trade association in the agrisupply industry. Formed in October 2003 between the merger of three existing trade associations the AIC has over 300 Members in the agrisupply trade and represents £6.5 billion turnover at farmgate.
The trade association represents a number of sectors within the agrisupply sector including: Animal Feed; Crop Protection and Agronomy; Fertilisers; Grain and Oilseeds; Seed.
AIC Works on behalf of its Members by: Lobbying policy makers and stakeholders; Delivering Information; Providing Trade Assurance; Offering Technical Support.