Welcome, minute-taking and apologies
Alison Bannister (East Renfrew)
Brian Wilson (SFELC, Stirling)
Robert Watson (South Lanarkshire)
Marzena Young (Perth and Kinross)
Stuart Joyce (Public Analysts, Glasgow)
Alan Hamilton (Fife)
Jackie Catterall (Animal Medicines Inspectorate)
Kate Connelly (Argyll and Bute, SCOTSS)
Wilma Urquhart (Aberdeenshire)
Maureen McLarty (South Ayrshire, LACORS)
George Begg (Angus)
Steven Thomson (Mid Lothian)
Apologies were received from Jacqui Angus (FSA), Gary Walker (Glasgow Scientific Services, Association of Public Analysts Scotland) and Mungo Howat (South Lanarkshire, Animal Health).
Victoria Jordan of R-Biopharm gave a presentation on test kits for the detection of Doxynivalenol (DON) for use in the field. The company is marketing these kits to enforcement authorities and farmers.
Minutes of previous meeting
Update from FSA, National Guidance for Good Practice on Feed Hygiene Regulations: the guidance referred to is not available yet.
Reports from Regional Quality Systems Groups, North, second paragraph: sentence beginning ‘No farm visits...’ to be deleted.
All matters arising from previous minutes were dealt with in the agenda.