ACMSF Agenda: 17 October 2019

Last updated:
12 October 2019



  1. Chair’s introduction


  1. Apologies for absence


  1. Declaration of interests


  1. Minutes of the 94th meeting (ACM/MIN/94)


Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/94 as a correct record of the Committee’s 94th meeting.


  1. Matters arising (ACM/1308)


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


  1. Ad Hoc Group on Risk Assessment Report (ACM/1309)


The Chair of the Ad Hoc Group on Risk Assessment will present the group’s report on a proposed new risk assessment framework for the Committee to discuss.


  1. Risk assessment for the use of Mycobacterium bovis BCG Danish Strain 1331 in cattle: Risks to public health (ACM/1310)


The Committee will be asked to comment on an addendum to an APHA risk assessment on the issue of ingestion of Cattle BCG via the food chain through the consumption of minced beef and raw milk from vaccinated cattle.


  1. Botulism in Cattle, Sheep and Goats (ACM/1311)


The Committee will be asked to comment on the FSA’s systematic literature review concerning botulism in cattle, sheep and goats. ACMSF published reports on these issues in 2006 and 2009.


  1. Committee updates


  • Ad Hoc Group on non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum and vacuum and modified atmosphere packaged foods
  • Ad Hoc Group on QACs and Biocides used in food processing
  • Ad Hoc Group on Campylobacter


  1. Dates of future meetings (ACM/1312)


  1. Any other business


  1. 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.


  1. Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland Risk Analysis Guidelines (ACM/1313) Reserved Business


The Committee will be updated on work being undertaken on risk analysis by FSA and FSS in preparation for the UK’s Exit from the EU.



Information papers


ACM/1314: ACMSF Work plan

ACM/1315: Update from other committees

ACM/1316: Items of interest from the literature

ACM/1317: ACMSF Report: Third Report on Campylobacter

ACM/1318: FSA Board Paper: Campylobacter reduction programme

ACM/1319: Progress update on antimicrobial resistance