101st ACMSF Meeting 20 October 2022

The one-hundred and first meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food will be held at 1.00 pm on 20 October 2022. Hybrid meeting.

Last updated: 01 February 2023

Public Attendance at this meeting

Members of the public are welcome to attend ACMSF plenary meetings as observers (please note some items will be held in closed session). Request to attend should sent to  by Friday 14 October 2022.  Please note that space for observers is limited so we may not be able to accommodate everyone who wants to attend.


The Broadway House, Tothill Street, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NQ

Microsoft Teams link is available for those who wish to join the meeting remotely


Items 1 to 4 (1.00 – 1.20)

1. Chair’s introduction

2. Apologies for absence

3. Declaration of interests

4.Minutes of the 100th meeting (ACM/MIN/100)

Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/100 as a correct record of the Committee’s 100th meeting.

(1.20 – 1.30)

5. Matters arising (ACM/1391)

The Secretariat has produced an information paper summarising action taken on points arising from the minutes of previous meetings.

(1.30 – 2.00)

6. Horizon Scanning Workshop Output (ACM/1392)

The Committee will consider the finalised version of the output from the June 2022 horizon scanning workshop (paper to be published after meeting).

(2.00 – 2.30)

7. Quality Assurance of Microbiological Strategic Risk Assessments (ACM/1393)

Members to discuss process used to review the FSA’s microbiological food safety strategic risk assessments.

(2.30 – 2.50)

8. Committee update

  • Subgroup on toxin-producing Clostridia in food
  • Subgroup on incidents
  • AMR Working Group
  • Newly Emerging Pathogens
  • Animal Feed and TSE

(2.50 – 3.10)

9. UK Food Safety Network

Members will be updated on the objectives of the network as well as research priorities that have been developed with food stakeholders, and the network's planned activities

(3.10 – 3.20)

10. Dates of future meetings (ACM/1394)

(3.20 – 3.30)

11. Any other business

  • Use of closed session for committee business

(3.30 – 3.40)

12. Public Questions and Answers

Members of the public present will be invited to ask any questions they may have about the Committee and/or to make any statements


(3.40 – 3.55) Break


(3.55 – 4.25)

13. Epidemiology of Foodborne Infections Group (ACM/1395) Reserved Business

Dr Paul Cook will update Members on the outcome of the EFIG meeting held on 7 June 2022


(4.25 – 5.00)

Survey of microbiological quality of ready to eat food sold on social media (ACM/1396) Reserved Business

Food Standard Scotland will present an overview of a proposed survey to provide a baseline understanding of the microbiological quality of RTE food sold through social media


(5.00 – 5.30)

15. Update/milestones IID3 (ACM/1397) Reserved Business

Members will receive a presentation on the third study of infectious intestinal disease in the UK project (IID3) and be updated on current progress


Information papers

ACM/1398: ACMSF Work plan

ACM/1399: Update from other committees

ACM/1400: Items of interest from the literature

ACM/1401: Food and You Wave 4