ACMSF agenda: 30 January 2014

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 81st meeting

Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/81 as a correct record of the Committee’s 81st meeting.

5. Matters arising (ACM/1133)

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

6. Update on viruses in the food chain (ACM/1134)

Prof Sarah O’Brien will present the draft final report of the work of the Ad Hoc Group on Foodborne Viral Infections.

7. Listeriosis in England and Wales (ACM/1135)

Public Health England will update the Committee on the incidence of Listeriosis in England and Wales.

8. Relative risk ranking of ready-to-eat foods for vulnerable groups (ACM/1136)

The Committee will be asked to comment on the FSA’s risk ranking work on ready-to-eat foods for vulnerable groups in relation to Listeria.

9. Street Spice outbreak (ACM/1137)

Public Health England will present the findings from the Street Spice curry leaves outbreak investigation.

10. Epidemiology of Foodborne Infections Group (ACM/1138)

Dr Paul Cook will update Members on the outcome of the EFIG meeting which took place on 9 December 2013.

12. Committee sub-groups

Antimicrobial Resistance Working Group (ACM/1139)

Prof David McDowell will provide an update on the group’s second meeting.

13. Dates of future meetings (ACM/1140)

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/1141 Update from other Scientific Advisory Committees
ACM/1142 ACMSF Work plan
ACM/1143 Items of interest from the literature
ACM/1144 Scottish Government VTEC/E.coli O157 action plan
ACM/1145 FSA Campylobacter workshop report
ACM/1146 Codex Committee on Food Hygiene