Newly Emerging Pathogens Working Group

Terms of reference, membership and work of the Newly Emerging Pathogens Working Group.

Terms of reference

  • To gather intelligence on a continuous basis in order to facilitate the rapid identification of potential threats to UK consumers from exposure to newly-emerging or re-emerging pathogens through food chain exposure pathways;
  • assess the significance of newly-emerging or re-emerging foodborne pathogens; and
  • undertake any risk assessment work on newly-emerging or re-emerging pathogens referred to it by the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food; in each case consulting other experts as necessary.


Dr Dan Tucker

Dr Gary Barker
Dr Gauri Godbole
Professor Miren Iturriza-Gomara
Mr Alec Kyriakides
Dr Gwen Lowe
Professor David McDowell

Departmental representative

Mr Stephen Wyllie (Defra)