ACMSF agenda: 11 March 2008

To be held in Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH


1. Chair’s introduction

2. Apologies for absence

3. Declaration of interests

4. Minutes of the 65th meeting (ACM/MIN/65)
Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/65 as a correct record of the Committee’s 65th meeting.

5. Matters arising (ACM/890)
The Secretariat has produced an information paper summarising action taken on points arising from the minutes of previous meetings.

6. Microbiological Safety of ready to eat foods (ACM/891)
The FSA will seek the views of the Committee on the microbiological safety of fresh produce.

7. ESBLs (ACM/892)
Dr Brown will present the final report on the work of this group to assess the role of ESBLs in the food chain for discussion.

8. Presentation on probabilistic risk assessment
Members will receive a presentation from VLA and FSA on probabilistic risk assessment in the food chain

Dr Judith Hilton (Chair, EFIG) will update Members on the outcome of the Epidemiology of Foodborne Infections Group meeting which took place on 4 March.

10. Committee sub-groups

A member of the group will report on the progress of the Ad hoc Group on Vulnerable Groups.

11. Dates of future meetings

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/894 Update on outbreak of E. coli O157 in South Wales
ACM/895 Cabinet Office Report on Food and Food Policy in the UK
ACM/896 Food Safety Board paper
ACM/897 Board paper on the strategic target for the reduction of Campylobacter in chicken
ACM/898 Food Hygiene Christmas Campaign evaluation
ACM/899 MSFFG Campylobacter paper
ACM/900 Health effects of climate change: DH/HPA Report
ACM/901 EFSA: Definition and description of emerging risks
ACM/902 EFSA opinion: A quantitative microbiological risk assessment on Salmonella in meat
ACM/903 EFSA Community Summary Report on Trends and Sources 2006
ACM/904 CDC Foodnet News: Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli
ACM/905 Foodborne Disease Strategy (FDS) evaluation workshop
ACM/906 Items of possible interest from the literature