ACMSF agenda: 10 May 2018

Last updated:
1 May 2018

1. Chair’s introduction

2. Apologies for absence

3. Declaration of interests

4. Minutes of the 91st meeting (ACM/MIN/91)

Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/91 as a correct record of the Committee’s 91st meeting.

5. Matters arising (ACM/1268)

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

6. Raw drinking milk (and certain raw milk products) (ACM/1269)

The Committee will be asked to comment on a revised assessment of the microbiological risk associated with raw drinking milk (and certain raw milk products).

7. Risks associated with raw pet food (ACM/1270)

The Committee will be asked to comment on a paper on the risks to humans associated with the use of raw pet food.

8. Epidemiology of Foodborne Infections Group (ACM/1271)

Dr Paul Cook will update Members on the outcome of the EFIG meeting held on 17 January 2018.

9. Output from horizon scanning workshop (ACM/1272)

The Committee will be asked to consider the outcome of the January 2018 horizon scanning workshop.

10. Committee updates

• ACMSF fixed-term task and finish group’s report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR in the food chain; research questions and potential approaches)

• Changes to pesticides maximum residue levels: potential impact on food safety (ACM/1273)

• FSA’s guidance on vacuum and modified atmosphere packed chilled foods 

11. Dates of future meetings (ACM/1274)

12. Any other business

13. 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.

Information papers:

ACM/1275: ACMSF Work plan

ACM/1276: Update from other committees

ACM/1277: Items of interest from the literature

ACM/1278: Fixed-term task and finish group on antimicrobial resistance: AMR in the food chain; research questions and potential approaches

ACM/1279: Recent publications from EFSA