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The UK feed industry operates in a global market for commodities and to ease this trade AIC has developed relationships with a number of overseas feed/ food scheme operators. There are bilateral agreements (“mutual recognition”) between AIC schemes and the following organisations. Some of these agreements place additional requirements on AIC scheme participants or on companies in the European Scheme. Because of this is it important that businesses dealing with suppliers and customers in other schemes are of aware these specific details.

COCERAL is the European association representing traders of combinable crops and processed plant derived feed and food commodities, and operates the GTP (Good Trading Practice) scheme.

AIC schemes recognise GTP as an assured supplier scheme, but because GTP participants are allowed to trade both assured and non-assured goods, it is important that UK companies clearly state their assurance requirements prior to purchase.

Coceral GTP documents can be found on the GTP website here.

AIC scheme participants wishing to check the status of a company claiming to be GTP certified should go to certified companies here.


EFISC (European Feed Ingredient Safety Certification) is a European scheme covering the production of Feed Ingredients from the Starch, Oilseed and Biodiesel industries. AIC and EFISC have agreed mutual recognition between the EFISC scheme and UFAS & FEMAS.

More details about EFISC can be found on the EFISC website.

AIC scheme participants wishing to check the status of a business claiming to be EFISC certified should go to the list of EFISC certified companies. 


FAMI-QS is an international scheme covering the production and trade of Speciality Feed Ingredients and their mixtures. AIC and FAMI-QS have agreed mutual recognition between the FAMI-QS scheme and UFAS, TASCC & FEMAS.

FAMI-QS documents can be found on the FAMI-QS website here.

AIC scheme participants wishing to check the status of a business claiming to be FAMI-QS certified should go to FAMI-QS certified companies.


GMP+ International (formerly PDV) and AIC have agreed mutual recognition between the Dutch GMP+ FSA scheme and UFAS, TASCC & FEMAS.

GMP+ FSA Scheme documents are available here, and GMP+ FSA registered companies querying the status of an AIC scheme should be directed to Appendix BA10, Minimum Purchasing requirements.

AIC scheme participants wishing to check the status of a company claiming to be GMP+ registered can search the database.

GMP+ provide free email updates with news of changes to scheme documents, withdrawal of companies' certification and other items of interest. 
To sign up click on the following link: Subscribe E-mail newsletters GMP+ International.  


OVOCOMAIC and OVOCOM have agreed mutual recognition between the Belgian Feed Chain Alliance (FCA, formerly GMP) scheme and UFAS and FEMAS. 

OVOCOM FCA documents can be found here.

OVOCOM FCA registered companies querying the status of AIC schemes should be directed here on the OVOCOM website

AIC scheme participants wishing to check the status of a company claiming to be FCA registered can search the Ovocom database.


 

QS is a German scheme covering the meat supply chain from production of Feed Ingredients to retail packing. AIC and QS have agreed mutual recognition between the QS feed standards and UFAS, TASCC & FEMAS.

QS documents can be found here.

AIC scheme participants wishing to check the status of a business claiming to be QS certified should go to the QS database.

Please note: AIC scheme participants must register (free of charge) in the QS database in order to sell to QS participants, register here.

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