ACMSF 44th meeting Agenda

The forty-fourth meeting of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food will be held at 10.30 am on Thursday 27 June 2002 in Room 5 of the 4th Floor Conference Suite, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2. This will be a closed meeting. The Committee’s next open meeting will be held on 5 December 2002 at Trinity House.

Final Agenda

1. Chairman’s introduction

2. Apologies for absence

3. Declarations of interest

4. Minutes of the 43rd meeting (ACM/MIN/43/REV.1)

5. Matters arising (ACM/579)

6. Campylobacter Working Group : progress report (ACM/580)

The Chairman will report on the Working Group’s progress.

7. ACMSF horizon scanning (ACM/581)

The Committee will continue the discussion of this issue which it began at its 43rd meeting (see also information papers ACM/594).

8. Food Standards Agency review of scientific advisory committees (ACM/582 and ACM/583)

The Committee will consider the impact on the ACMSF of the recommendations made by the FSA Group which reviewed the role, methods of operation and effectiveness of the independent scientific committees advising the FSA on food.

9. The making of hygiene legislation (ACM/584)

The FSA will provide members with background briefing.

10. Dates for future meetings (ACM/585)

11. Any other business

Information papers

Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP)

  • Strategy for the control of MAP in cows’ milk : information paper for the FSA Board - ACM/586
  • Society of Chemical Industry meeting : Mycobacterium paratuberculosis – impact on human health and the dairy industry. Queen’s University, Belfast. 10 April 2002. - ACM/593

Surveillance Working Group : FSA eggs survey - ACM/587

Work of other advisory committees - ACM/588

CMO Strategy : Getting Ahead of the Curve

  • ACMSF comments to FSA - ACM/589
  • FSA reply - ACM/590

Ad Hoc Group on Risk Assessment - ACM/591

World Health Organisation : Food Safety News No. 1 (8 May 2002) - ACM/592

DEFRA horizon scanning - ACM/594