TASCC Certification

 Kiwa PAI is the certifier for the AIC Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops (TASCC). The TASCC scheme has been in place for over 10 years and aims to protect the food industry from contamination between the farm gate and delivery to the feed or food processor.

The scheme covers haulage, storage, testing and merchanting of combinable crops and/or animal feed and feed materials. TASCC comprises 4 codes of practice:

  • Road Haulage –transport of bulk combinable crops between farms, stores and food and animal feed producers
  • Storage – of combinable crops in bins and in large flat stores
  • Merchanting – Buying and selling bulk combinable crops
  • Testing – testing of combinable crops to make sure they are safe 

Grain Passport stickers

Grain Passport stickers are issued by the AIC to certificated TASCC storage and merchant businesses to put on the top right hand corner of the passport as evidence of their certification to the scheme. The Grain Passport is usually a single page pre-printed document which the person who has stored the crop must complete when a load is leaving their premises. The passport must included details of any treatment of the crop with pesticides, the name and details of the storekeeper, a mycotoxin risk assessment and a GM statement. The passport is given to the lorry driver who takes it to the point where he is to tip the load. The Grain Passport is a key document in traceability of grain and the sticker provides evidence of the assurance status of the grain from farm through storage via transport to the end user. The transport element of the scheme is very important as it is the link through the movement of grain and other feed materials.

Haulage exclusion list

A key feature of the haulage code of practice is the Haulage Exclusion List which, as its name implies, is a list of materials totally excluded from TASCC vehicles. Lorries which have carried any material on the list are excluded from operating within the scheme at any time.   New haulage applicants must be able to provide evidence of previous use of any second hand trailers they wish to operate  in order that exclusion listed materials have not previously been carried.  

We can also conduct your RED (Renewable Energy Directive) audit. The Renewable Energy Directive is designed to ensure that EU countries achieve their targets for the use of renewable fuels and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. 

Why Kiwa?

Availability - We answer the phone: so give us a call using the contact details to the right (or drop us an email).

Experience - Kiwa PAI is the most experienced UK agricultural Certification Body.

Scope - Kiwa PAI carries out the necessary approval work for a wide range of  feed suppliers from very small local firms to the big nationals.

Expertise - Kiwa PAI always carries out assessment, reporting and certification using expert assessors at competitive prices.

Speed - Kiwa PAI is renowned for reacting quickly and carrying out assessments at short notice.