97th ACMSF Meeting 22 October 2020

The ninety-seventh meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food will be held at 1.00 pm on 22 October 2020. Virtual meeting (Microsoft Teams). Open to members of the public.

Last updated: 26 April 2021

Agenda and Minutes

Agenda of the ninety-seventh meeting.

Minutes of the 97th ACMSF Meeting


Summary of action taken on points arising from the minutes of previous meetings (ACM/1337)

Horizon Scanning Workshop Output (ACM/1338). 

Review of the ACMSF report on vacuum packaging and associated processes (ACM/1339)

Update on the activities of the Epidemiology of Foodborne Infections Group (ACM/1340)

STEC Research in Scotland (ACM/1341)

Dates of future meetings (ACM/1342)

TBEV: draft risk assessment in relation to food (ACM/1323) Revised version

Annual update on the FSA’s Antimicrobial resistance programme (ACM/1343)

ACMSF Work plan (ACM/1344)


Update from other committees (ACM/1345)

Items of interest from the literature (ACM/1346)

 Risk assessment: coronavirus risk to UK consumers via shellfish and crops grown on land treated with sewage sludge (ACM/1347)

Risk Assessment: risk of food or food contact materials and surfaces being a source or transmission route of SARS-CoV-2 for UK consumers? (ACM/1348)

FAO guide to ranking food safety risks at national level (ACM/1349)