October 2021 Newsletter
Last updated: 01 October 2021
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The agenda and papers for the FSA Board meeting held on 14th September 2021 have been published.
Areas of research interest (ARIs) give details about FSA research priorities.
Recruitment of new members will begin early 2022. We’ll be asking you to identify potential experts to invite to apply soon. All information related to recruitment will be added to the website in December/January so please do check back for further details.
Previous Quarters Meetings
22nd June 2021 ACSS Plenary Meeting
6th July COT Meeting
3rd September SETE Working Group
7th September COT Meeting
15th September ACNFP Meeting
Recent Publications from across the FSA
The Science Council published the final report for its review of food hypersensitivity (Working Group 5).
GM and Novel Foods Regulation
The FSA has published research which aims to capture different regulatory approaches and processes into GM and novel foods.
Food and You 2 Survey Results
This flagship survey measures self-reported knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to food safety and other food issues amongst adults in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Part two of the National Food Strategy was published in July. Additionally the paper presented by our CEO Emily Miles at the FSA board meeting last week, which sets out the FSA position regarding the recommendations made in the National Food Strategy, may also be of interest.
In June the Science Council published its final report, containing advice and recommendations for the FSA when assessing uncommissioned third-party evidence.
The report details findings from online omnibus surveys run with a nationally representative UK sample in 2016, 2019 and July 2021. The survey explores consumer awareness and understanding of AMR, with the three timepoints allowing change over time to be identified.
Dates For Your Diary
5th AFFAJEG Meeting
6th–7th COT 2-day Workshop
13th–15th UK Global Food Safety Incidents & Emergency Response Conference
21st ACMSF Meeting
26th COT Meeting
5th AEJEG Meeting
24th ACNFP Meeting
1st AFFAJEG Meeting
2nd FCMJEG Meeting
7th COT Meeting
8th FSA Board Meeting
10th Science Council Open Meeting
13th Lay Members Meeting