Working Group

Newly Emerging Pathogens Working Group

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

Last updated: 19 July 2021

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
Mr Alec Kyriakides
Dr Gwen Lowe

Prof Francis Butler

Prof Linda Scobie

Departmental representative

Dr Stephen Wyllie (Defra)