Two of the assurance schemes run by theAgricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) UFAS, the Universal FeedAssurance Scheme (UFAS) and the Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops(TASCC) – are currently out for consultation on updated scheme documents.
Both schemes are operated by AIC through AICServices. They are part of a series of schemes that provide assurance acrossthe supply chain from field to fork, and integrate seamlessly with otherindustries schemes such as Red Tractor and BRC (British Retail Consortium).
John Kelley, Managing Director of AIC Servicessaid: An important part of the role which AIC plays is to manage these schemesand ensure that they are kept up-to-date in a market which is highly dynamic.In the face of constant change, we must ensure that our schemes are meeting theneeds of everyone in the supply chain and keeping pace with any legislativechange.
UFAS deals with the production and delivery ofcompounds feeds and the supply of feeds to the farm. TASCC deals with whathappens to grains and pulses when they leave the farm to the end user.
Full details of both consultations are available onthe AIC website at www.agindustries.org.uk The TASCC consultationcloses on November 16th, and UFAS one on November 30th.