The Committee provides advice in response to requests from the Food Standards Agency and also on matters that Committee members themselves identify as important. It consists of independent experts drawn from a wide range of interests. It has produced a number of comprehensive scientific reports, prepared by Working Groups and based on the most up-to-date information available. Agendas of meetings are published in advance on this website and Committee papers and minutes are placed on the website after each meeting. All of the three main meetings held each year are open to the public.
Set up in 1990, this non-statutory committee provides expert advice to Government on questions relating to microbiological issues and food.