ACAF agenda: 9 May 2014

Held at the MacDonald Old England Hotel, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria.


1. Declaration of Members’ Interests

ACAF members are appointed for their individual expertise and experience and are not representative of any sector or organisation. Details of their interests can be found in the Register of Members’ Interests available from the ACAF Secretariat or on the website.

Members are asked to declare any relevant changes to their entries in the Register of Members’ Interests at the beginning of each meeting.

2. Draft Minutes of the Previous Meeting - MIN/14/01

The Committee will consider the draft minutes of the sixty-third meeting and formally adopt them.

3. Antimicrobial resistance – work of National Office of Animal Health - ACAF/14/13

The Commitee will receive a presentation from representatives of the National Office of Animal Health on work they have carried out on antimicrobial resistance.

4. Horse Feed issues - ACAF/14/12

The Committee will receive a presentation from two representative of the British Equestrian Trade Association on a range of topical issues, including the re-authorisation of feed additives. They will then be asked to consider and provide advice on the items raised during the presentation.

5. New Plant Breeding Techniques - ACAF/14/11

A Member of the Committee will provide a presentation on new plant breeding techniques and how the technologies and the issues linked to them might be relevant for animal feed.

6. Food and Veterinary Office (FVO): Audit to Great Britain January 2014

The Committee will receive initial feedback from a recent FVO audit of UK official feed controls. It will be asked to consider any recommendations made by the FVO audit team.

7. Any Other Business

8. Information Papers:

Implementation of Earned Recognition in the Feed Sector - ACAF/14/10
EU Developments - ACAF/14/14
Update on the work of other Advisory Committees - ACAF/14/15
Meeting summary of the VMD Antibiotic Resistance Engagement Forums - ACAF/14/16

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Background information on the ACAF

The Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs (ACAF) was set up in June 1999 to advise on the safety and use of animal feeds and feeding practices, with particular emphasis on protecting human health and with reference to new technical developments and new feed materials and products.