ACMSF agenda: 24 September 2009

To be held at 10.30am in Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH.


1. Chair’s introduction

2. Apologies for absence

3. Declaration of interests

4. Minutes of the 69th meeting (ACM/MIN/69)
Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/69 as a correct record of the Committee’s 69th meeting.

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

6. Campylobacter case control study
The HPA will present an analysis of data from this study for the over 60s age group.

7. Listeria in the over 60’s
Professor Peter Jackson and Dr Mike Howard will present work undertaken by the Social Science Research Committee to consider food storage and handling practices of the over 60s in the home.

8. E.coli Inquiry
Ms Liz Redmond (FSA) will update the Committee on the findings of the public inquiry into the E.coli O157 outbreak in South Wales.

9. UK Food Surveillance Database
The FSA will present work on developing a UK food surveillance database.

10. Committee sub-groups

Ad Hoc Group on vulnerable groups:
Professor Humphrey will report on progress of this group.

Working Group on Surveillance:
Professor Humphrey will report on the progress of this group.

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:
LACORS/HPA Co-ordinated Food Liaison Group surveys
Update from other Scientific Advisory Committees
Managing farm manures for food safety guidance
Antimicrobial resistance and the food chain
Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP): Risk assessments on the use of source segregated composts in agriculture
Items of possible interest from the literature