1. Declaration of Members’ Interests
ACAF members are appointed for their individual expertise and experience and are not representative of any sector or organisation.
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/11/03
Members will consider the draft minutes of the fifty-fifth meeting and formally adopt them.
3. Feed safety – potential gaps: ACAF/11/19
Members will be asked to consider a paper written by the FSA Assessor (Mr Tim Franck) on identification of feed businesses. They will be asked for their opinions on whether any further initiatives or actions are required in this area.
4. Organic Farming: ACAF/11/20
Members will receive a presentation from Defra Officials on current negotiations in respect of changes to organic farming legislation. The Committee will be asked for its advice on the Commission’s proposals.
5. Initial Feedback from the Food and Veterinary Office audit
(will be taken as the first substantive item on the agenda after agenda item 2)
Members will receive an initial update from a FSA official on the outcome of the European Commission’s Food and Veterinary Office’s audit to the UK that took place on 15th - 25th November 2011 on Feed Safety.
6. Flame Retardants: ACAF/11/21
Members will receive a presentation from an official in the FSA’s Chemical Safety Division on latest developments on the contamination of the food chain by brominated flame retardants. Members will be asked for their views on this topic.
7. Forward Work Programme: ACAF/11/22
The Committee will be asked to agree endorse its Forward Work Programme for 2011-12.
8. Matters Arising from the Minutes of previous meetings
9. Any Other Business