Working Group

Newly Emerging Pathogens Working Group

Terms of reference and membership of the Newly Emerging Pathogens Working Group

Last updated: 13 June 2022

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.



Prof Dan Tucker


Dr Gary Barker
Dr Gauri Godbole
Mr Alec Kyriakides

Prof Francis Butler

Prof Linda Scobie

Co-opted member

Dr Roy Betts

Departmental representative

Dr Stephen Wyllie (Defra)