ACMSF agenda: 7 June 2007

To be held at 10.30am in Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH. If you wish to attend please contact the Secretariat.

Agenda

1. Chairman’s introduction

2. Apologies for absence

3. Declaration of interests

4. Minutes of the 62nd meeting (ACM/MIN/62)
Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/62 as a correct record of the Committee’s 62nd meeting.

5. Matters arising (ACM/846)
The Secretariat has produced an information paper summarising action taken on points arising from the minutes of previous meetings.

6. Listeria update (ACM/847)
Members will receive an update from the Health Protection Agency on recent trends in Listeria monocytogenes infections.

7. Antimicrobial treatment of poultry meat (ACM/848)
The FSA will seek the view of the Committee on antimicrobial treatment for poultry meat

8. ACMSF Report on foodborne viral infections (ACM/849)
The FSA will seek the view of the Committee on whether a review is needed in light of scientific developments

9. Committee sub-groups:

The Chair of the Working Group on Surveillance (Professor Humphrey) will report on the progress of this Group.

The Chair of the Ad Hoc Group on Vulnerable Groups (Professor Hunter) will report on the progress of this Group.

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

The Chair of the Working Group on Avian influenza (Dr Brown)) will report on the progress of this Group. (ACM/850)

The Chair of the ad hoc Group on botulism in cattle (Professor Williams) will report on the progress of this Group.

10. Dates of future meetings (ACM/851)

11. Any other business

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.

Information papers:

ACM/852 Sustainability for Scientific Advisory Committees

ACM/853 Development of an FSA Strategy in Relation to the Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain

ACM/854 Joint FAO/WHO Project to assess the benefits and risks of the use of "active chlorine" in food production and food processing

ACM/855 FSAI report on the control and management of Listeria monocytogenes contamination of food

ACM/856 ILSI Europe Report. Campylobacters as zoonotic pathogens: a food production perspective

ACM/857 Defra DNA Bushmeat Project summary report

ACM/858 Guidelines for the safe preparation, storage and handling of powdered infant formula

ACM/859 Update on outbreak of E. coli O157 in South Wales and subsequent developments

ACM/860 Items of possible interest from the literature

ACM/861 LACORS/HPA (EC) Study on Microbiological Examination of Raw or Thermised Cheeses

ACM/862 Self assessment appraisal questionnaire