14 Oct 2020

FSA new Scientific Advisory Committee structure and website hub

FSA have launched a web hub providing details of the Scientific Advisory Committee structure. The hub can be accessed here FSA's Scientific Advisory Committees (SACs)

The FSA’s Scientific Advisory Committees (SACs) gather scientific information and evaluate its relevance. This is to make sure that the FSA’s advice is based on the best and most recent scientific evidence. SAC members are appointed from a wide range of disciplines and include specialist academics, experienced practitioners and consumer representatives. The independent advice and support that SAC’s and the Joint Expert Groups provide is crucial to protecting public health and the interests of consumers.

The membership of each SAC is listed on the web pages for each specific Committee. Of relevance to AIC members are a number of Committee members with links to agriculture.

Whilst the membership of the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs (ACAF) has yet to be published, it is possible to access the documentation previously published by this Committee from the ACAF site. The information includes reports, position papers as well as meeting minutes and their associated working papers.