July and September 2019

Last updated:
16 October 2019

Summary of the first and second meetings of the subgroup on non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum and vacuum and modified atmosphere packaged foods

 

The first meeting of the group was held on 31 July 2019 when the main focus of discussion was the draft terms of reference, scope of work and the group’s work plan.

At the second meeting held on 9 September 2019 the group agreed its terms of reference, received a presentation on an industry funded study (Risk Assessment of Botulism from Chilled, Vacuum Packed/Modified Atmosphere Packed Fresh Meat held at 3°C to 8°C), discussed available evidence on the subject of on non-proteolytic Clostridium botulinum and vacuum and modified atmosphere packaged foods, considered the update that will be provided at the October 2019 plenary ACMSF meeting and revised their work plan.