At Carr’s Billington  we work hard to ensure that our standards are of the highest from products, service and safety.    We activity take part in quality assurance schemes to ensure that we are a step ahead at all times in our delivery of service excellence. Below are some of accreditations that we have been awarded.

The Universal Feed Assurance Scheme (UFAS) was launched in 1998 and now accounts for well in excess of 95% of the commercially produced compound feed in the UK and Ireland. A merchants’ standard was added later to the scheme, and in total UFAS now has almost 1000 participating sites in the UK and Ireland.

UFAS Certificates

FEMAS (Feed Materials Assurance Scheme) provides an assurance system to ensure that feed ingredients destined for UK livestock meet safety requirements defined by legislators and industry.

VMD (Veterinary Medicines Directorate) promotes animal health and welfare by assuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines.

FIAS was launched on 9th January 2006 and assures fertiliser safety,  security and from sourcing through to delivery of finished products to end user and all related activities.

The highly successful NOPS scheme, set up in 2009 to help reduce the risk of naturally occurring prohibited substances in equine feed, is now a stand-alone code, run solely by the British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA)

Trade Assurance Schemes

AIC have developed a range of Trade Assurance Schemes covering areas of the Agri-supply industry in which our members are engaged. They fall into three categories, Food/ Feed Safety, Fertiliser Security and Traceability and Safe Application of Seed Treatments.


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