ACMSF Agenda: 27 September 2007

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

Agenda

1. Chair's introduction

2. Apologies for absence

3. Declaration of interests

4. Minutes of the 63rd meeting (ACM/MIN/63)
Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/63 as a correct record of the Committee’s 63rd meeting.

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

6. Safe cooking times for poultry
Members will receive a presentation from CCFRA on the findings of research to determine safe cooking times for poultry

7. Update on poultry surveillance
Members will receive a presentation from Dr Richard Meldrum (National Public Health services, Wales) on the final report for the survey of Salmonella and Campylobacter in raw chicken in Wales and Northern Ireland.

8. Catering eggs survey
The FSA will update the Committee on the findings of a UK wide survey of Salmonella contamination of raw shell eggs used in catering premises.

9. Food safety advice on flooding
The FSA will seek Members views on the safety of food contaminated with flood water and the use of land contaminated with flood water for growing fresh produce

10. Review of recommendations of the ACMSF Report on Microbial Antibiotic Resistance
The FSA will update Members on work to progress the recommendations that were outstanding in the ACMSF Report on Microbial Antibiotic Resistance

11. 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 Ad Hoc Group on botulism in cattle, sheep and goats (Professor Williams) will report on the progress of this Group.

12. Dates of future meetings

13. Any other business

14. 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
Update on outbreak of E. coli O157 in South Wales and subsequent developments
Guidance for small businesses on salt reduction
LACORS/HPA Study on pathogens in raw meat
LACORS/HPA Study on sandwiches in hospitals
LACORS/HPA Study on cheese made from pasteurised milk
Salmonella in livestock production in GB: 2006 Report
Items of possible interest from the literature
ACMSF Pen Portraits