ACMSF agenda: 25 March 2010

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

Agenda

1. Chair’s introduction

2. Apologies for absence

3. Declaration of interests

4. Minutes of the 71st meeting (ACM/MIN/71)
Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/71 as a correct record of the Committee’s 70th meeting.

5. Matters arising (ACM/975)
The Secretariat has produced an information paper summarising action taken on points arising from the minutes of previous meetings.

6. Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP): Risk assessments on the use of source segregated composts in agriculture (ACM/976)
The Committee will be briefed on the risk assessment work carried out under the WRAP Confidence in Compost Programme.

7. FSA/BBSRC/Defra Campylobacter Workshop (ACM/977)
FSA will brief the Committee on the outputs from the FSA/Defra/BBSRC Campylobacter workshop.

8. Foodborne viral infections (ACM/978)
The FSA will present a paper updating Members on developments in this area. Dr David Brown will also give a presentation on horizon scanning and foodborne viruses.

9. Listeria monocytogenes
(a) redefining the population at risk (ACM/979)
The HPA will present a paper updating Members on developments in this area.
(b) Report of the Social Science Research Committee (SSRC) Working Group (ACM/980)
The Committee will be invited to provide a formal response to the SSRC report on L. monocytogenes and food storage and food handling practices of the over 60s at home.

10. M.bovis: possible health risks from meat and milk (ACM/981)
The FSA will present a paper updating Members on developments in this area.

11. Biltong (ACM/982)
Campden BRI will present a draft report on microbiological hazards associated with biltong and similar dried meat products.

12. Committee sub-groups

Ad Hoc Group on Vulnerable groups
Professor Humphrey will report on the progress of this group.

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

13. Dates of future meetings (ACM/983)

14. Any other business

15. 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/984 Botulism Outbreaks and Toxin Types in Cattle, Sheep and Goats, 2009
ACM/985 UK Zoonoses Report 2008
ACM/986 Update from other Scientific Advisory Committees
ACM/987 Items of possible interest from the literature
ACM/988 EFSA Survey on Campylobacter and Salmonella in chicken in the EU
ACM/989 Food 2030
ACM/990 FSA Strategic Plan 2010-2015