104th ACMSF Meeting 19 October 2023

The one-hundred and fourth meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food will be held at 13.00 pm on 19 October 2023. Hybrid meeting.

Last updated: 29 January 2024

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 Monday 16 October 2023.  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 (13:00-13:20)

1. Chair’s introduction

2. Apologies for absence

3. Declaration of interests

4. Minutes of the 103rd  meeting (ACM/MIN/103)

Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/103 as a correct record of the Committee’s 103rd meeting. 


5.    Matters arising (ACM/1416)


6.    Committee update

  • AMR Working Group


7.    Report on Botulinum Neurotoxin-Producing Clostridia (Gary Barker)

Members will discuss the ACMSF report produced by the Botulinum Neurotoxin-Producing Clostridia working group.

(14:40-15:00) Break



8.    Phage use in food production (Francesca Hodges, InnovateUK) 

Dr Francesca Hodges will give a presentation on the use of phage in food production.


9.    AOB


10. Public Q&A


11. Update on emerging issues Reserved Business   


12Update on IID3 (Sarah O’Brien, Newcastle University) Reserved Business 

Sarah O’Brien will update members on the pilot report for the third study of infectious intestinal disease in the UK project (IID3)


Additional papers:

ACM/1417 Items of literature

ACM/1418 Committee update