ACMSF agenda: 23 September 2010

To be held in Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH at 1pm


1. Chair’s introduction

2. Apologies for absence

3. Declaration of interests

4. Minutes of the 72nd meeting (ACM/MIN/72)
Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/72 as a correct record of the Committee’s 72nd meeting.

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

6. Foodborne Disease Strategy
The FSA will give a presentation on its Foodborne Disease Strategy.

7. Food Hygiene Delivery Programme
The FSA will give a presentation on the Food Hygiene Delivery Programme

8. The isolation of Campylobacter spp. from food and environmental samples
Mr Alec Kyriakides will present the Surveillance Working Group’s paper on isolation of Campylobacter spp. from food and environmental samples.

9. M.bovis: possible health risks from pasteurized milk and milk products
The Committee will be asked to consider the health risk associated with pasteurized milk and milk products.

10. Possible health risks from consuming chicken liver pâtés
The FSA will present a paper on the possible health risks from consuming products made from chicken liver.

11. Red meat survey
The FSA will present the findings of a UK survey of microbiological contamination of red meat on retail sale

12. EFIG
Dr Cook will update Members on the outcome of the Epidemiology of Foodborne Infections Group meeting which took place on 12 May 2010.

13. Horizon Scanning
The Secretariat will present a revised list of potential or future microbiological safety issues for consideration by Members.

14. ACMSF response to the WRAP risk assessment on the use of source segregated composts in agriculture
Mr John Bassett will present ACMSF's draft response to the WRAP risk assessment for conideration by Members.

15. Committee sub-groups

Ad Hoc Group on Vulnerable groups
Mr Alec Kyriakides will report on the progress of this group.

16. Dates of future meetings

17. Any other business

18. 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
UK-wide survey of the prevalence of Johne’s disease in UK dairy herds
Annual Report of Incidents, 2009
Update from other Scientific Advisory Committees
Items of possible interest from the literature