The Agricultural Industries Association (AIC) hasissued the new Codes of Practice for its Trade Assurance Scheme for CombinableCrops (TASCC). The scheme is effectivefrom the 1st February 2014 and will remain in place for two years. Thisaction is being taken to allow TASCC participants plenty of time to implementthe codes before the start this years harvest period.
TASCC is the leading trade assurance scheme for combinable crops in theUK and covers the supply chain from farm gate to primary processor -encompassing grain storage, haulage, merchanting and testing. TASCC isthe only UK assurance scheme of its type to have mutual recognition status withall sectors of the grain trade both nationally and internationally.
The new codes can be viewed onthe AIC website at www.agindustries.org.uk . As well asthe codes on the website, there is a summary of changes document and severaltemplate documents for hauliers, storekeepers and trailer hire companies.
The TASCC Working Group has worked hard overthe last 18 months in liaison with stakeholders to ensure that the codesreflect the latest legislative, industry and customer practice and that TASCCbusinesses meet these requirements. The codes are also instrumental in helpingbusinesses manage feed safety incidents by ensuring that the necessary duediligence is carried out.
Another benefit to TASCC participants is theAssurance Alert email system which helps TASCC participants, as well as theircustomers and suppliers, keep up to date with any changes to the status of aparticipant i.e. certified or suspended. There is no extra cost for this serviceand TASCC is the only combinable crops scheme for the supply industry thatoffers it.
Anyone wishing to find out more about TASCCshould contact Garry Rudd at AIC on 01733 385230 or [email protected].