ACMSF agenda: 5 December 2006

To be held in Trinity House, Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DH


1. Chairman's introduction

2. Apologies for absence

3. Declaration of interests

4. Minutes of the 60th meeting (ACM/MIN/60)
Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/60 as a correct record of the Committee's 60th meeting.

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

6. Listeria update
Members will receive an update from the Health Protection Agency on recent trends in Listeria monocytogenes infections.

7. Toxoplasmosis and food
The FSA will seek the view of the Committee on the risk of toxoplasmosis and the burden of disease.

8. Botulism in cattle
The FSA will update the Committee on developments taken to implement recommendations from the ACMSF Botulism in Cattle report.

9. Disinfection of knives
The FSA will seek the view of the Committee on alternative systems for disinfecting tools used in abattoirs.

10. Hepatitis E
Dr David Brown will update the Committee on new information in this area

11. EFIG
Dr Judith Hilton (Chair, EFIG) will update Members on the outcome of the Epidemiology of Foodborne Infections Group meeting which took place on 19 October.

12. Committee sub-groups

  • Mr Kyriakides will report on the progress of the Working Group on Surveillance.
  • The Chair of the Ad Hoc Group on Newly-emerging pathogens (Professor Hunter) will report on the progress of this Group.

13. Dates of future meetings

14. Any other business

15. 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

Review of the microbiological risks associated with fat and added sugar reduction in foods

Report on a survey of Salmonella contamination of non-UK eggs on retail sale

Foodborne Disease Strategy Board paper

ACMSF Annual Report 2005

Update from other Advisory Committees

Items of possible interest from the literature