ACMSF Agenda: 30 January 2020

Last updated:
24 January 2020

                  AGENDA

 

  1. Chair’s introduction

 

  1. Apologies for absence

 

  1. Declaration of interests

 

  1. Minutes of the 95th meeting (ACM/MIN/95)

Members will be invited to approve ACM/MIN/95 as a correct record of the Committee’s 95th meeting.

 

  1. Matters arising (ACM/1320)

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

 

  1. ACMSF Terms of Reference (ACM/1321)

Members will be asked to comment on their terms of reference.

 

  1. Ad Hoc Group on non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum and vacuum and modified atmosphere packaged foods (ACM/1322)

The Chair of the Ad Hoc Group on non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum and vacuum and modified atmosphere packaged foods will present the group’s report to discuss.

 

  1. Tickborne Encephalitis virus risks to public health (ACM/1323)

 The Committee will be asked to comment on draft risk assessment.

 

  1. Food and You Survey: Wave 5 Findings (ACM/1324)

The Committee will receive a presentation from the Food Standards Agency on the Food and You Survey: Wave 5 Findings

 

  1. Areas of Research Interest (ACM/1325)

The Committee will receive a presentation on the Food Standards Agency’s proposed areas of research interest.

 

  1. Epidemiology of Foodborne Infections Group (ACM/1326)

Dr Paul Cook will update Members on the outcome of the EFIG meeting held on 6 December 2019.

 

  1. Proposed Horizon Scanning Workshop (ACM/1327)

The Committee will be briefed on a proposed horizon scanning workshop.

 

  1. Committee update
  • Ad Hoc Group on QACs and Biocides used in food processing.

 

  1. Dates of future meetings (ACM/1328)

 

  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.  Update on estimates of norovirus burden (ACM/1329) Reserved business

The Committee will be updated on the findings of an FSA funded study on the estimation of norovirus burden attributed to the food chain.

 

Information papers

ACM/1330: Literature review on botulism in cattle, sheep and goats

ACM/1331: ACMSF Work plan

ACM/1332: Update from other committees

ACM/1333: Items of interest from the literature

ACM/1334: ACMSF’s report on multidimensional representation of risks

ACM/1335: EUROBAROMETER report for the UK 2019

ACM/1336: EFSA Scientific Opinion: Whole genome sequencing and metagenomics for outbreak investigation, source attribution and risk assessment of food-borne microorganisms