ACMSF agenda: 27 June 2011

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


1. Chair’s introduction

2. Apologies for absence

3. Declaration of interests

4. Minutes of the 74th meeting (ACM/MIN/74)
Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/74 as a correct record of the Committee’s 74th meeting.

5. Matters arising (ACM/1020)
The secretariat has produced an information paper summarising action taken on points arising from the minutes of previous meetings.

6. Mycobacterium bovis and the possible health risks associated with unpasteurised milk and milk products part II (ACM/1021)

The Committee will be asked to consider the health risk associated with unpasteurized milk and milk products
Dr Michael Rowe of Queen's University, Belfast will give a presentation on research findings on the survival of M.bovis in raw milk cheeses.

7. A report of the quinquennial review of the ACMSF (ACM/1022)
The Secretariat will update the Committee on the outcome of the review and members will be invited to respond to the review recommendations.

8. Food and You Survey (ACM/1023)
The Food Standards Agency will present results from the Food and You Survey.

9. EFIG (ACM/1024)
Dr Cook will update Members on the outcome of the Epidemiology of Foodborne Infections Group meeting which took place on 5 May 2011.

10. German E. coli O104 outbreak in Germany
Dr Paul Cook will provide an update on the STEC O104 outbreak in Germany

11. Committee sub-groups
Ad Hoc Group on Foodborne Viral Infections
Professor Sarah O’Brien will report on the Group’s second and third meetings

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

ACM/1026 Update from other Scientific Advisory Committees
ACM/1027 Report from GACS Working Group on Risk Assessment and Risk Management
ACM/1028 Botulism Outbreaks and Toxin Types in Cattle, Sheep and Goats, 2010
ACM/1029 Summaries of ACMSF sub-group meetings
ACM/1030 Food Standards Agency magazine: Bite
ACM/1031 Items of possible interest from the literature