Independent committees and working groups

These are the independent committees, working groups and forums that advise the Food Standards Agency and help ensure that the Agency's advice to consumers is always based on the best and most recent evidence.

List of committees and working groups

Science Council

Supports our work on:
Science and Policy

Committee on Toxicity (COT)

Supports our work on:
Science and Policy

Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF)

Supports our work on:
Science and Policy

Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP)

Supports our work on:
Science and Policy

Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs (ACAF)

Supports our work on:
Business and Industry, Science and Policy

Advisory Committee for Social Science (ACSS)

Supports our work on:
Science and Policy

Closed committees

General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS)

Following a review of scientific advisory committees, the General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) was replaced by a new Science Council on 1 April 2017. The Science Council provides high level, strategic insight and challenge to the Agency on its use of science.

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