FSA SACs Independent Review 2022/23

Last updated: 01 February 2023

The FSA’s SACs are non-statutory and Advisory Non-Departmental Public Bodies (ANDPBs) or Departmental Expert Committees (DECs) which are subject to review under the Cabinet Office Public Bodies review programme.



Following the recommendations of the 2016 review, two new Committees were established, the Science Council and ACSS. Under the guidelines for public bodies review all newly formed bodies must undergo an independent review.

The purpose of this independent review is to provide assurance to the FSA, and its stakeholders, that the role and purpose of the SACs being reviewed is appropriate in addressing future needs of the FSA, consumers, and wider government. The review also ensures that the bodies are operating effectively and efficiently.    



Independent Reviewers

The independent reviewers were announced on Tuesday 22nd November 2022. 

The FSA has appointed Professor Sir Charles Godfray as the Lead Reviewer and Professor Annette Boaz to the Review Team, to act as independent assessors and produce the report and recommendations.