NINE ASSURANCE SCHEMES APPROVED FOR RODENTICIDE STEWARDSHIP

Nine assurance schemes are now approved by the CRRU UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime, following addition of Quality British Turkey to the published list. By showing their assurance scheme certificate and personal I/D, farmers are eligible to purchase professional use rodenticides with stewardship labels, being introduced on or after 1 April. For the period until 31 December 2017, stewardship-approved assurance schemes are:*

  • Red Tractor Farm Assurance (beef and lamb, dairy, combinable crops and sugar beet, fresh produce, pigs, poultry)
  • Quality Meat Scotland (cattle and sheep, pigs)
  • Farm Assured Welsh Livestock (beef and lamb)
  • Scottish Quality Crops
  • Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assurance Scheme (beef and lamb, cereals)
  • British Egg Industry Council Code of Practice for Lion Eggs
  • Duck Assurance Scheme (breeder replacement, breeder layers, Hatcheries, Table Birds, Free-Range Table Birds)
  • Quality British Turkey
  • Agricultural Industries Confederation (compound feeds, combinable crops and animal feeds)

Red Tractor Farm Assurance (beef and lamb, dairy, combinable crops and sugar beet, fresh produce, pigs, poultry) Quality Meat Scotland (cattle and sheep, pigs) Farm Assured Welsh Livestock (beef and lamb) Scottish Quality Crops Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assurance Scheme (beef and lamb, cereals) British Egg Industry Council Code of Practice for Lion Eggs Duck Assurance Scheme (breeder replacement, breeder layers, Hatcheries, Table Birds, Free-Range Table Birds) Quality British Turkey Agricultural Industries Confederation (compound feeds, combinable crops and animal feeds).

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* Note: Membership of these assurance schemes provides certification to permit purchase and use of professional rodenticide products until 31 December 2017. Membership of schemes whose standards are aligned with the CRRU Code of Best Practice on that date will continue to provide certification. Otherwise, members of non-aligned schemes will need to show a CRRU-approved training certificate from 1 January 2018